Exploring Prayers For The Dead

Posted on November 7th, 2017
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As we have witnessed many times here at Martin Oaks, death is both a personal and communal event. As part of the committed community, most religious beliefs involve the reciting of prayers for the deceased. These prayers go back to time immemorial: they involve a number of different traditions/liturgies which vary greatly.

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Ceremonial Nature of Wine

Posted on October 27th, 2017
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The consumption of wine is so tied to the cultural side of human experience, that it has become part of the fabric of our existence. And yes, here at Martin Oaks Crematory and Cemetery, we have seen how wine has developed into a staple of deathcare.

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When A Senior’s Spouse Dies, Do You Know How To Help?

Posted on October 6th, 2017
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The death of a loved one is one of the worst things anyone can experience in life. When it’s a spouse a senior lived with for years and years, it’s even harder to deal with. So much of their life was intertwined with the partner that a sudden removal is traumatic.   If your senior […]

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What Is A Graveside Service?

Posted on September 29th, 2017
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At Martin Oaks, we frequently receive questions about the differences in services that take place following a funeral. This is because we have a 3-acre cemetery in which families want to have some type of observance, either as a substitute for a funeral service, or following a funeral service. The funeral directors who work with […]

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When Someone Close to You Dies: Thank You Notes

Posted on September 8th, 2017
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Even though death is an every day part of our existence at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory, those of us in this field are certainly not immune to any of the effects people not in the industry feel when they lose a loved one. Tragedy struck in our family last month when two significate loved […]

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