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Non-Religious Weddings, Funerals & Other Secular Ceremonies
While weddings vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, and social classes; most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marriage vows by the couple, presentation of a gift, and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure.
Funeral rites are as old as human culture itself, pre-dating modern Homo sapiens and dated to at least 300,000 years ago. Common secular motivations for funerals include mourning the deceased, celebrating their life, and offering support and sympathy to the bereaved.
A Rite of Passage is a celebration of the passage which occurs when an individual leaves one group to enter another. It involves a significant change of status in society. Rites of Passage have three phases: separation, liminality, and incorporation.
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Birth Rites go by many names – Naming Ceremony, Christening, Baptism and the like. But, Birth Rites all have one thing in common. That commonality is the introduction of a newborn to the community, and the community's acceptance of their newest member.
When you want the recognition that your newborn child deserves, Pastor Platt will provide the Birth Rite to introduce your newborn child to your community of friends and family.
When it is time to move on, contact Pastor Platt. You have Civil Rites for those major changes in your life that only ritual can satisfy. Pastor Platt will give you a secularized Rite of Passage with the decorum that your inner-self craves.
A funeral is not essentially about death; the funeral is about life. Pastor Platt can provide a religious-free memorial service that reflects the decorum and respect befitting the personal crisis that everyone must eventually endure.
Even though science allows us to move past the practice of religion in our daily lives, we still shares very basic needs. We evolved to embrace certain core impulses that were first expressed as magic by stone-age man. It is a part of our DNA.
Ask Pastor Platt to officiate your secular celebration. Pastor Platt will provide a rite that is tailored to your needs.
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