Whether you’re planning ahead for your own funeral or making arrangements
for a deceased loved one, you should know that you have several ceremony
options to choose from when it comes to cremation. Continue reading to
learn about different
cremation ceremonies that are available.
Traditional Cremation with Ceremony
When choosing cremation, many people have questions about the funeral
ceremony. Cremation does not prevent you from holding a traditional ceremony.
In the case of a traditional cremation with ceremony, a full body visitation
using a ceremonial casket is held. Then, any religious rites or ceremonies
are performed. Once these are completed, the body is then cremated, and
the cremated remains are later returned to the family for burial, memorialization,
Many people choose the route of cremation with the intent not to hold
a traditional full body visitation. In this case, a ceremony can still
be held. If you choose ceremonial cremation, the body is first cremated,
and later a funeral service is held at which the cremated remains are
For some individuals, no ceremony is desired. If you simply want the cremation
process to be performed, then you would choose non-ceremonial cremation.
Following the cremation process, the cremated remains are returned to
you or sent to a location of your choosing.
No matter which type of cremation ceremony you select, there are a number
of ways in which you can choose to have the cremated remains memorialized
afterward. Some people opt to have the cremated remains scattered, while
others go ahead with a traditional in-ground burial. You can also choose
to store the cremated remains within a cremation niche or select to memorialize
the cremated remains in a cremation bench, mausoleum, or cremation memorial garden.
Chapel of the Chimes Oakland offers onsite cremation and a range of unique
funeral ceremony options. To
find out more about our cremation services near Oakland, please give us a call today at (510) 654-0123.