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Greek Orthodox priests refuse burial rites cremated bodies

The priests of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Thebes and Livadia said they would refuse to perform funeral services for people who were cremated. “We will not bury those who are cremated. The Church does not accept the incineration of the body for its members. This is not obscurantism,” the clerics said in a resolution made public on Tuesday.

  • Published in Greece

Church objects to cremation

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has instructed its priests not to conduct funeral or memorial services for people who have chosen to be cremated after their death.

  • Published in Greece
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