Posts Tagged ‘funeral customs’

A funeral like any other in Japan for 114 robotic dogs

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

It must have been a source of comfort for the owners of 114 Sony Aibo robotic dogs when their beloved pets were given a Buddhist send-off at a ceremony at Japan’s 450-year-old Kofukuji Temple.  Read more Related Posts:What humans can learn from dogs on the feast of St. FrancisJapanese temples hold funerals for unwanted dollsFuneral directors call Read more

New funeral policy recognises challenges and sensitivities

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The  New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has published a new national liturgical policy on the order of Christian funerals and guidelines for tangihanga A media release announcing the publication of For Those Who Believe: Life is Changed not Ended says the policy recognises the challenges and sensitivity required of those involved in pastoral care for the one Read more

Coffee pot maker buried in moka pot he made famous

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Renato Bialetti, the Italian businessman who turned an aluminium coffee pot into a classic global design, died recently at the age of 93. In accordance with his and his family’s wishes, his ashes were interred in an urn shaped like a large version of a Moka pot, the stovetop coffee maker he introduced to the Read more

China frowns on funeral strippers

Friday, May 8th, 2015

The Chinese government on Thursday announced a crackdown on strippers at funerals, a common practice in the countryside designed to attract mourners. More inspections were ordered in villages following recent cases including a funeral in Hebei province where a woman was photographed removing her bra in front of children and images of the deceased. “Illegal Read more

Please don’t say these six things at my funeral

Friday, July 18th, 2014

There will come a day, perhaps sooner, perhaps later, when the man in the coffin will be me. They say the dead don’t care, but I’m not dead yet, so as long as I’m still alive, I’d like to have some say in what goes on at my funeral. And, truth be told, I think Read more