cremation cremation  /kri ˈmeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the incineration of a dead body


  1. The early Christians abhorred cremation as a pagan practice, and ever since, the Roman Catholic Church has held that the body is not for burning.
  2. Each cremation costs $425 to $475.
  3. But cremation advocates are gearing up for a fight.


  1. Raymond D. Lavish

    Raymond D. Lavish, of Amherst, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. The Lavish family will receive friends Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 4 until 8 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Closing prayers will be said [...] The post Raymond D. Lavish appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Chronicle-Telegram

  2. Robert B. Board

    Robert B. Board, 80, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at North Ridge Health Center in North Ridgeville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain [...] The post ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Chronicle-Telegram

  3. Rwandans resist cremation as land solution

    By Gloriose Isugi KIGALI, Rwanda (GPI)-- Rwanda’s Parliament recognized cremation as a legally regulated form of interment in November 2012 at the request of Hindu residents. Rwanda is the most densely populated country in East Africa, and some say cremation may free up land that is currently used for burial. But no Rwandans have cremated their dead at the nation’s lone crematorium, as locals of ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: UPI

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  1. "Strange as it seems, it is in their cremation ceremonies that the Balinese have their greatest fun," Miguel Covarrubias wrote in his classic work, "Island of Bali," published in 1946.
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Miguel Covarrubias Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Yesterday, 14 farmer deaths were reported, of which 10 are suicide cases. The cremation will be held today," said Kishore Tiwari, president of the Vidarbha People's Protest Forum.
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Kishore Kumar Source: The Australian

  3. "The customization of the culture now includes life-cycle rituals like writing your own wedding vows," said Stephen Prothero, chairman of the religion department at Boston University and the author of "Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation...
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Stephen Prothero Source: New York Times

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