Pentecostal Funeral Traditions
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Beliefs About Death
Pentecostalism is similar to Evangelical Christianity in some beliefs, however it interprets The Bible literally. Pentecostals believe that when someone dies, they will spend an eternity in either Heaven or Hell, depending on whether they have accepted God’s gift of Salvation or not. Salvation can be obtained by being reborn through repentance, faith in Jesus Christ and acknowledgement of sin then turning away from it.
What Happens After Death Occurs?
When a death occurs, a priest should be contacted in order to start planning the funeral service with the family of the deceased. Priests tend to be very involved in the funeral services and will often point the families towards funeral homes that will provide them with good services.
Is Cremation Allowed in the Pentecostal Church?
Cremation is accepted by the Pentecostal Church and can be done if the family of the deceased chooses to do so.
The Pentecostal Funeral Service
The family members of the deceased often try to deliver on the wishes of the deceased during the funeral service, picking hymns and songs that the deceased might have especially liked or picked before their death. Pentecostal funeral services can last anywhere in between thirty minutes to over ninety minutes depending on how the family chooses to organize it. They are often led by a church’s minister or a priest, and include readings from the Bible as well as prayers, hymns and songs. Some funeral services have a viewing of the deceased for a few moments after the prayers are done. The viewing is often directed by the funeral director present and the church’s minister who is leading the congregation. The family gets to view the deceased first while the rest of the community lines up behind them and wait their turn to view the deceased. After this is complete, the body will be transported to a cemetery and the Benediction will be done if it was not done during the funeral service before committing the body to the Earth.
Pentecostal Churches in Ontario
Agincourt Pentecostal Church in Toronto
The community of this church hosts regular worship services and welcomes anyone who is interested in joining their community. They have multiple programs for their community that ensure that they are a tight community in which everyone feels like they belong and are involved. The community was first started in the late 1950s and has come a long way since then.
Woodvale Pentecostal Church in Ottawa
This church has a very multicultural community that welcomes anyone to join them. They make sure that everyone who chooses to become involved with their community or join it feels like they belong, no matter what their culture or generation is. They offer a variety of programs in which members of their community get together to form bonds and friendships regularly.
Gateway Church in London
Gateway Church community has been around since 1969 and are a welcoming spiritual community. They help people in reaching their ultimate potentials by providing services and sermons in which everyone is involved. They also have various programs in their communities that ensure everyone feels like they belong and form friendships.