About the cremation request
Cremation deserves special attention. This will can be expressed verbally to the relatives, expressed as a testamentary provision in writing or ratified with the registration with one of the existing cremation companies. The closest relatives in a straight line will manifest the request and will carry out the fulfillment of the will. The spouse (even if legally separated) and other close relatives (children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, and parents) can apply.
If the deceased has a pacemaker, it will be the attending physician or facility doctor who will take care of the explant. It is a mandatory procedure in the case of this practice.
The cremation process at the Arlington Mortuary
Cremation is a very ancient burial rite that, after overcoming some cultural resistance, has spread almost everywhere in the world and involves cultures of all kinds.
As a ritual with a very high symbolic value, it evokes purification and liberation of the soul, because cremation prevents the body’s slow process of decomposition. The Roman Catholic Church, with the Second Vatican Council of 1963, authorized cremation for its faithful, also preparing a special liturgy.
In conjunction with the organization of the ceremony, Arlington Mortuary allows reservations at the nearest available crematorium. Times and costs may vary in relation to the crematorium and the relative transport distance.
Usually, the crematorium follows at the end of the funeral. Here, the coffin receives last farewells in a farewell room where the family can experience a moment of recollection. Then, the staff will move the coffin to the adjacent furnace room, where they will perform cremation at set times.
Frequently, relatives will collect ashes as soon as they become available. However, this task can also be performed by the funeral agency itself, which will deliver them to family members for the following destination.
What happens next?
After the execution of the funeral and burial, the staff remains available to assist you with what is necessary and, in particular, concerning the construction of tombs, tombstones, and cemetery work.
Ordinarily, the crematorium supplies the urn, which contains the ashes produced. The urn is included in the cost and has a capacity of approximately 200 cubic inches. With the spread of this practice, it is now possible to find different urns on the market. Some customizable products may provide ash conservation and other features to meet cultural or personal needs. More types, styles, and materials are available every day.
Each urn can only contain the ashes of a single person. The urn can then be buried in a special space in a cemetery or kept in the home of family members and close relatives.
It is worth mentioning the fact that for the Catholic religion, the only conservation of the ashes inside cemeteries is allowed because it is a sacred place. Domestic custody, let alone dispersal, is forbidden.
As always, the staff remains at your complete and absolute disposal for any information, need, and clarification on what is necessary to do in the event of death (even for the sole request for cost estimates) during any phase and to solve any problem.