Religious Funeral Traditions

Nearly every religion has traditions and customs around death. From protocols for cleaning and dressing the body to features of the funeral service to memorial events, the structure that religion provides around dealing with a death both fulfills religious obligations and offers guidance to grieving survivors.

Everplans offers information on the funeral traditions of the following religions and faiths:

• Anglican/Episcopalian

• Baptist

• Buddhist

• Catholic

• Eastern Orthodox

• Hindu

• Jewish

• Lutheran

• Methodist

Muslim

• Latter-day Saints/Mormon

• Presbyterian

• Quaker

The information presented here offers a broad take on many religious traditions. It is always a good idea to contact your local clergy with any questions you might have.