Cremation In Greek

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• Greeks may avoid telling an ill person that they are dying.
• A priest is called for a person of Orthodox faith who is approaching end of life. The priest will read the person their rites and give them a final communion.
• Following an Orthodox Greek person’s death, there will be an open casket allowing family and friends to pay their last respects. Mourners traditionally wear black.
• Cremation is forbidden in the Orthodox faith.
• During the burial, mourners will throw earth or shredded flowers on the coffin and the priest will break a ceramic pot (to signify the end of life) and pours virgin oil on the coffin.
• Following burial, the family meet for a meal with close family and friends. Traditionally black is worn by close family members
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