Funerals at Holy Faith Church are based on the belief that the liturgy for 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.
To begin the process of planning a funeral, we ask that the death of a member of Holy Faith Church be reported to the parish office as soon as possible and that the family meet with the parish clergy immediately.
Please note that no final plans should be made or service dates publicized before this consultation. Download our Guide to Funerals and Memorials at Holy Faith Church, and please contact Pastor Andrea Martin to coordinate securing the date and time of the service.