Although life ends in physical death for everyone, Christians believe that this is not the end, but that the spiritual body will continue on in some way, united with God and finding eternal peace with Him. Jesus’ resurrection is the evidence and assurance of this. Traditionally Christians were always buried, but today they may be either cremated or buried, with a service conducted by a priest or minister. A funeral service is often held at the church itself, followed by another short service of committal at the graveside, or else at the crematorium. The funeral service gives thanks for the life of the departed one, and reinforces the message that God’s love is stronger than death itself.

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