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    Personalised Funeral Services in Earlwood

    Also Greek and Macedonian Orthodox Funerals

    For over 40 years, Divinity Funerals Pty Ltd has been providing professional funeral services to the community of Earlwood. We’re committed to offering sympathetic advice, support, and personalised funerals to suit your wishes and those of the deceased.

    Divinity Funerals Pty Ltd believes that during this difficult time you should focus on being with your family and loved ones. In order for this to happen, we take away the burden of arranging an appropriate funeral and will handle all the important formalities on your behalf.

    Whether you need help with planning a committal service, cremation, memorial or repatriation, our funeral services are flexible and tailored to ensure every detail is just right.

    To get a better understanding of each type of funeral service available, please read on.

    Traditional funeral services

    When opting for a traditional funeral service, family members get the opportunity to say a final farewell to their loved one. The night before the funeral itself, a visitation is arranged, generally in the evening with the coffin open. Usually, the actual service is held the following day, either in the chapel of the funeral home or in a church, chosen by the family. A funeral often consists of scripture readings, prayers, a eulogy, sometimes a sermon, and music. After the funeral, there is a procession to the cemetery or crematorium for a committal service. To share fond memories of the deceased and to spend time with family, there is often a wake to follow at the church or the family’s home.

    Committal service

    After a traditional funeral service, but prior to the burial, a brief committal service is held at the gravesite. This is where family and friends say their final goodbyes at their loved one’s resting place by placing flowers, or sometimes sand, on the casket. If the committal service is the only service arranged, it becomes what we call a ‘graveside service’ and is accompanied by a visitation the night before. The graveside service is a more lengthy service consisting of scripture readings, a eulogy, poetry and music.

    Modern cremation

    This service is a single service at a crematorium chosen by the family, followed by the cremation itself. A modern cremation can either be a religious or civil service. A religious service usually consists of scripture readings, prayers, a eulogy, sometimes a sermon, and music. Most civil funeral services consist of poetry, songs and music, and words of remembrance, spoken either by a family member or celebrant.


    Sadly, there are times when it isn’t possible for your loved one to be laid to rest, such as times when their bodies can’t be recovered. However, a memorial service enables family and friends to still pay their respects and remember the individual’s life, even when a coffin isn’t present. Memorial funeral services may take place at the funeral home, the family’s home, a church, or even outdoors. The memorial service can also be an addition to a traditional funeral service and can be held after a burial or cremation if this meets the needs of the family.

    Direct cremation

    A direct cremation is when there is no funeral ceremony at all. The deceased is placed in a coffin and transported to a crematory to be cremated. The cremated remains are then placed in an urn, so they can be buried, placed in a niche, or be taken home.
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    When death occurs and a loved one’s wish is to be buried in their place of birth, we work hand in hand with all parties involved to make it possible. We secure all the relevant documents and ensure critical preparations are carried out to meet both countries’ Health Department guidelines.

    Divinity Funerals Pty Ltd specialises in international repatriation. With our many years of experience in this area, we help to bring comfort to families throughout Earlwood. By bringing back their loved ones to his or her home country by trusted airlines, the deceased can be transferred to a local funeral director and finally be laid to rest in peace.

    For more information about our professional funeral services, call us today on 02 9718 8878 .

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