We too shall be raised...
If you have suffered the death of a family member or friend and desire the support of the church, please contact the church office. (304-725-5312)
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, not 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.
Book of Common Prayer pg. 507
The Book of Common Prayer offers rich memorial liturgies to honor loved ones. Using these liturgies, the clergy of Zion will assist your family in planning a fitting memorial and burial, whether planning ahead or upon the unexpected death of a loved one.