Simplicity's funeral directors know that the funeral will need to take place as soon as possible after death for families of Eastern Orthodox faith. Before the funeral, the body will be washed, dressed and placed in an open coffin. A viewing will usually take place at the funeral home, the family home or at a church. If more than one viewing will be held, the family's priest will traditionally be present for the first viewing and will offer a prayer at this time.
Simplicity’s funeral homes have contacts with Orthodox Churches and clergy so that the Parastasis (Panikhida) can take place. Our funeral directors know that only burial is allowable for people of the Orthodox faith and that the presence of a member of the clergy is required at the graveside to read a short memorial service before the body is lowered to the ground.
Arrangements can be made at our funeral homes for a makaria to be held.
Further details about Orthodox funerals are available: