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The Prayer Book reminds us that:

"The liturgy of the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all its meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised.

The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that 'neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.'

This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord,  we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn."

If you are thinking about a burial service at St. Mark's, thank you for looking us up. 

It is very helpful for you to contact clergy as soon as it appears that someone is dying, in addition to your contacting a funeral home. If you can, please avoid having a service on a Monday.

Contact the parish office to begin the conversation. Please leave a message, even if someone is not there.

Scriptures, used in burial services, can be found: Here

"Open to God's love, serving our neighbor"