Do you know what a committal service is, or how they relate to funeral homes in Pinckney, MI? A committal service is a graveside service in which you commit the body to the ground, or bury the body. These services are generally the final goodbye for the family before the deceased is buried.
Committing your lost loved one to the earth or another burial location is a wonderful way to say goodbye. The origin of the phrase “committal” in this context is thought to have been derived from a burial sermon in the Book of Common Prayer that states, “We therefore commit this body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.” As the ritual is usually brief, about 15 to 20 minutes, many families choose to have a committal right after the funeral service, but you can have a committal without a funeral or memorial.
Do you want to plan a committal? Here’s how: