It is necessary to call an ambulance and the police. Ambulance is obliged to issue a statement of death, and the police draw up a report of inspection of the deceased. Next, you call a ritual agent who will arrange transportation of the body to the cold store for preservation and help plan and organize the funeral.
The main document is a medical certificate of death.
For its registration it is necessary: the statement of death, the report of survey of the dead, the passport of the dead, his out-patient card (if it on hands) and the passport of the one who will be engaged in registration and will address to policlinic in the residence. After receiving the certificate to apply to the district Registrar for a certificate of death and filing of death certificate.
Our staff will help you to do it quickly and without wasting time.
According to our legislation, every citizen of Ukraine can get a place for burial. In every town and region there is a list of the cemeteries in which burials can be carried out. The plot is allocated only upon presentation of documents on the occurrence of death. To see a list of places you need to go to the cemetery.
The deceased decided to wear all new, clean. Clothes should be closed, with long sleeves, cut low at the neck (neckline), skirt length for women — not above the knee.
Clothing should fit well in size. If a person in life has prepared a suit or dress for a funeral, his desire is important to fulfill. There's a tradition of putting your favorite things in a coffin.
If the body of the deceased is in the morgue, you must take:
For women: lingerie; stockings (or tights), dress with long sleeves, scarf on the head (not black), shoes (or Slippers).
For men: underwear; socks, t-shirt, shirt, tie, suit, hat, shoes/Slippers.
The main ritual accessories are:
- ritual veil (shroud);
- funeral garments;
- wreaths and baskets with mourning ribbons;
- candles, lamps.
Mandatory attribute of the burial of Orthodox Christians is the cross – symbol of salvation and victory over death. The cross can be made of any material: wood; metal; marble; bronze; granite.
Due to the fact that at first earth at the burial site of sags, crosses and monuments set a year after the burial. Originally put on the grave a wooden cross – the testimony of non-possession of the deceased and a reminder of the sacrifice of Christ. Candles and lamps are also an important ritual attributes. They symbolize repentance and prayerful burning before the Lord.
The Grave is considered a place of eternal stay of the dead, and the coffin, according to Orthodox beliefs, becomes his new "house". Following a long tradition, "housing" the deceased in our day try to make beautiful and comfortable, so the selection of a casket pay special attention.
Laying flowers on the grave – a long tradition that help to Express grief and your feelings to the deceased. Funeral wreaths, branches and memory baskets are of natural or artificial flowers. Floral arrangements complement mourning ribbons, which bring words of sorrow and support to the family of the deceased.
The choice is personal, depending on family traditions, religious beliefs and other factors, both financial opportunities and the will of the deceased.
Cremation is a kind of funeral in which the body of the deceased is burned in a special furnace at a temperature of about a thousand degrees Celsius, during one and a half to two hours, before the formation of ash. Subsequently, the ashes placed in an urn and given to the family for further disposal. Methods of burial are several: it can be a room of urns with ashes in the family grave, placing in a columbarium, or scattering some ashes.
Why do so many families choose burial rather than cremation? The word "cemetery" comes from the ancient Greek word, which literally means"sleeping place". Many cultures believe that death is a type of sleep, and burial is a method that allows the body to live forever and to decompose naturally. And another reason is tradition. The burial of the body of a loved one allows family and friends to visit the grave of the deceased and pay tribute to the deceased.
Burial or cremation is a very personal decision. It is important to remember that no matter what you choose, you have made the right choice.
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