Burials

Places of Worship in Sweden

Religions in Sweden:

– Protestanism

– Hinduism

– Buddhism

– Catholic

– Islamic

– Atheist

– Agnostic

– Orthodox (Jewish/Greek)

http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/Sweden-Facts/Worth-knowing-about-Sweden/Religionplaces-of-worship/

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Coffins and urns etc.

If you want to check out a range of coffins and urns etc.

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The costs of a funeral

I found some information about the costs of a funeral. Thought it may be interesting.

“The price of a funeral often depends on the following:

  • If the transports are many and long.
  • If the home churches charges are high or low.
  • The size of the obituary.
  • If you want vocal soloist or maybe an orchestra.
  • If the funeral takes place in a different church than your home church.
  • How many guests and what you will eat.
  • If you choose a family grave or memorial place.”

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The rights of a Corpse

http://web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.lib.swin.edu.au/ehost/detail?vid=10&hid=125&sid=45577589-c201-424d-97e6-9d3d3ae071b1%40sessionmgr115&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=a9h&AN=25729522

Here are a few lines from the article:

“Corpses in some cultures may be married before burial or in the grave, although
it is illegal to arrest one in Maine, and in Oregon corpses are explicitly not
permitted to serve on juries (Quigley, 1996, pp. 181 – 182). In Haiti, corpses are
kissed to ensure that the spirit does not return (Quigley, 1996, p. 17), while
deceased virgin women may have ritual intercourse before burial (Shibles, 1974,
p. 400). In historical Europe, they have been tried, punished, and deliberately mutilated
(Quigley, 1996, pp. 281 – 283). Superstitions in many cultures and times,
Rights of the Corpse 225
indeed, prescribe various precautions in treating the corpse to ensure in effect that
eventual separation from the living world takes place (Quigley, 1996, pp. 16 – 19).
In some parts of Europe, if a corpse is denied ‘‘proper burial,’’ it will return to make
life unpleasant for relatives and neighbors (Verdery, 1999, pp. 40, 109).”

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Burial at sea

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Sagada Coffin Wall

Now bear with me on this. They may not be a typical tourist attraction but the hanging coffins in Sagada are a fascinating insight into the region’s culture. Found on the cliffsides of a valley nestled in the mountain province, which lies 275mk north of Manila, this traditional way of burying people (which is no longer used) is only found in a handful of places in the world. To get there requires some dedication. The journey involves a 12-hour bus ride from the capital, the last few hours through dramatic winding mountains passes and unsealed roads.

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Eco Friendly Coffin Sites

” Each one of our willow coffins has been beautifully and caringly hand woven by one of our skilled basket makers in our workshops in Somerset, making each coffin unique, special and a personal tribute to a loved one.  ”

http://www.wickerwillowcoffins.co.uk/

(Woven basket vines)

“The Ecopod is a revolutionary and beautiful new design in coffins that brings together artisan skills with style, elegance and a respect for the environment.”

http://www.ecopod.co.uk/

(Recycled paper -a design pod)

“From the humble beginnings of recycled paper, this subtle pastel coloured board has been carefully crafted, using traditional techniques, with no metals or plastics, it is therefore totally biodegradable and suitable for burial or cremation.”

http://www.sunsetcoffins.co.uk/

(Recycled paper -traditional shaped coffin -pastel colours avaliable)

“CreativeCoffins provide a green solution for a distinctive funeral.

Environmentally sympathetic, our cartonboard coffins are suitable for both burial and cremation.

We have a large range of pre-designed coffins that are available through your local funeral director.”

http://www.creativecoffins.com/

(Recycled paper -personalised coffins)

http://www.greenburialcouncil.org/what-we-do/

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