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Interment of ashes: Cremation service

Maake Masango
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 62, No 3 | a386 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v62i3.386 | © 2006 Maake Masango | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 2006 | Published: 28 September 2006

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Maake Masango, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

This article develops a liturgy of worship service which is to be conducted at the crematorium. This interment of ashes service can also take place at the church in the garden of remembrance. The aim of this service is to help members of the family achieve closure as far as the issue of the ashes of their loved one is concerned. The liturgy developed is focused on a continuation of the pastoral elements which aim to take care of the souls of those who are bereaved.

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