PipeChat Digest #3378 - Wednesday, January 15, 2003
 
Re: Funeral Styles
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Turkey Buzzards and Taste
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com>
Re: The Hallelujah Chorus is Satanic??  but there's more!!!
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Funeral Styles
  by <EchoGamba@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Funeral Styles From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:35 -0500   On 1/14/03 11:37 PM, "Gary A. Raish" <garfd@ptdprolog.net> wrote:   > As a funeral director & organist I have one comment about the priest = being > "funeral director" and contacting the church first....   Gary, when I was a pastor, each time I went to a new parish, I went post haste to the few most likely "funeral directors" to be called on by my people and laid it out: All funerals are in the church; the parish = provides pallbearers, ushers, and bulletins. MY car (containing my reverend self = and the altar boys) leads the procession to the burial place. EYE am the "funeral director." Nevertheless, I'd hate to take on the job without = YOUR kind of professional involvement, too. And I took my high-school kids to the mortuary for a visit once every year or two, so they could ask the "unaskable" questions; our host usually served hot choc and cookies, and = was VERY professional and cordial. We had TREMENDOUSLY excellent relations. = I ALWAYS met with the F.D. when the family went there to do arrangements. Everybody knew where I stood (on flowers, coffins, etc.), like it or not.   > Yes, I certainly > agree that the family should make arrangements regarding the service = with > the clergy but PLEASE remember to include the funeral director in the = plans. > Remember funeral directors also have schedules. It makes for major = problems > when the family and clergy make all arrangements and then come and tell = the > funeral director when the viewing & services will be. Remember we have > other services also and we need to work our schedule so we have = automotive > equipment as well as help available. If the family, clergy and funeral > directors work together it makes things much easier.   I think I'm agreeing with everything you're saying.   Alan      
(back) Subject: Re: Turkey Buzzards and Taste From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com> Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 01:20:04 -0500   'A turkey buzzard' comment in an elevator with a pithy elitist organophile should not rise to the discussion level of this list.   The turkey is a clueless, stupid and elitist beast. The fowl beats its breast, heralding its resume.   Fake? Maybe.. You Decide.   Stan       Gfc234@aol.com wrote: > > I agree 100%-it is also a phenomenon at colleges :( > greg    
(back) Subject: Re: The Hallelujah Chorus is Satanic?? but there's more!!! From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 02:29:30 -0500   > Drums are associated with praise and worship bands, too. Lee   Point proven! LOL! TommyLee    
(back) Subject: Re: Funeral Styles From: <EchoGamba@aol.com> Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 04:13:33 EST     --part1_8f.2800b874.2b56803d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   1-1/4 hours??? Blimey!!   Funerals here last on average 20 - 25 minutes. In 10 years as organist at =   this LARGE church, I have never played for a funeral service which has included communion, nor have I ever played for a service that has lasted = over 30 minutes.   Church funerals in England are becoming fewer and fewer, as more people choose to see off their loved ones at a local crematorium. Normally a = local 'on-call' priest will carry out the service in the crematorium chapel, = which is followed immediately by the actual cremation. I don't like this = approach, however. It reminds me a bit of a McDonalds drive through!! It always = seems to me to be very 'prepared' and clinical, not to mention the taped music!! = Apart from a quick eulogy, it is not very personal at all.   Paul. EchoGamba@AOL.com   --part1_8f.2800b874.2b56803d_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SCRIPT" = FACE=3D"Comic Sans MS" LANG=3D"0">1-1/4 hours???&nbsp; Blimey!!<BR> <BR> Funerals here last on average 20 - 25 minutes.&nbsp; In 10 years as = organist at this LARGE church, I have never played for a funeral service = which has included communion, nor have I ever played for a service that = has lasted over 30 minutes.<BR> <BR> Church funerals in England are becoming fewer and fewer, as more people = choose to see off their loved ones at a local crematorium.&nbsp; Normally = a local 'on-call' priest will carry out the service in the crematorium = chapel, which is followed immediately by the actual cremation.&nbsp; I = don't like this approach, however.&nbsp; It reminds me a bit of a = McDonalds drive through!!&nbsp; It always seems to me to be very = 'prepared' and clinical, not to mention the taped music!!&nbsp; Apart from = a quick eulogy, it is not very personal at all.<BR> <BR> Paul.<BR> EchoGamba@AOL.com</FONT></HTML>   --part1_8f.2800b874.2b56803d_boundary--