Religious Questions & Concerns

Is cremation accepted by all religions?
Today most religions allow cremation except for Orthodox Jewish, Islamic, Eastern Orthodox, Greek Orthodox and a few Fundamentalist Christian faiths. The Catholic Church accepts cremation as long as it is not chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teachings.

Can an urn be brought into church?
Though many religions allow for the urn to be present during the service, it is advised that you consult with your individual church. If the family is planning on a memorial service, we encourage the cremated remains be present as it provides a focal point for the service.