Orthodox funerals are deeply rooted in tradition and serve as a way to honour the deceased and offer comfort to the bereaved
The Orthodox Church is one of the oldest Christian denominations and has a rich history that is reflected in its funeral traditions.
In an Orthodox funeral, the deceased is traditionally laid out in an open casket, and mourners pay their respects by offering prayers and kissing the deceased’s hand. The funeral service itself is led by a priest and involves the singing of hymns and the reading of scripture.
At Premier Funerals, we understand the importance of adhering to the traditions of Orthodox funerals. Our experienced funeral directors have a deep understanding of Orthodox funeral traditions and can guide you every step of the way to ensure that the funeral service is respectful and meaningful.
Losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional experience, and planning an Orthodox funeral can be overwhelming. At Premier Funerals, we are here for you every step of the way.
Our compassionate and experienced funeral directors will work closely with you to plan a funeral service that honours the life of your loved one.
We are committed to providing you with the perfect funeral service that reflects the life and values of your loved one. We will take care of every detail, allowing you to focus on grieving and healing.
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Premier Funerals is a trusted and reputable funeral home that has been serving the Orthodox community for many years. Our experienced funeral directors have extensive knowledge of Orthodox funeral traditions and can guide you through every step of the planning process.
At Premier Funerals, our team will work closely with you to ensure that every detail is taken care of, allowing you to focus on remembering and celebrating the life of your loved one.
Our staff are happy to help design and print Order of Service booklets, programs, memorial cards, bookmarks or other printed keepsakes.
Ask your funeral director about our huge range of cremation urns and other ashes keepsakes.
We have an impressive fleet of funeral vehicles. If you wish to use a particular hearse for your loved one, please ask our staff about availability.
We have a comprehensive list of caring celebrants and members of clergy. We are able to source a celebrant or minister to perform funeral services of any religion. Alternately, you are welcome to source your own. Our fully-equipped chapel is suitable for funerals of all cultures and religions.
We are happy to arrange the publishing of funeral notices in any newspaper publications of your choice, and can assist with writing your notice. Please ask our friendly staff to assist.
A record of attendance is a nice keepsake. We have a selection of condolence books for you to choose from.
The release of Monarch Butterflies adds a truly beautiful, symbolic and memorable touch to a service to honour the memory of your loved one. Their release can create a peaceful, soothing, quiet, and moving experience providing family and friends with a special way to express their final goodbyes.
The release of doves is symbolic and represents the soul and spirit returning ‘home’. Your funeral director is happy to arrange dove releases if required.