Harbor Lawn in Costa Mesa holds an ecumenical service each year. There was a pastor, a priest, a Buddhist monk and two rabbi's. Each offered a short devotional in honor of the loved ones and their families. It was lovely!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Remembrance Services are a tradition at many of the mortuaries. Crestlawn in Riverside is one of the largest and this service had over 250 attendees. Each participant is invited to light a candle in honor of their departed loved one.
Calvary Mortuary in Los Angeles asked me to play for this grave side service inside one of their many mausoleums. This was a lovely service and as always in these places, the acoustics were incredible. http://www.archdiocese.la/directories/cemeteries/info.php?cemetery_id=4
New Philadelphia Church in Carson was the location for this magnificent service. The family flew in from all parts of the country. Many of the decedents' family were musicians, so the service was filled with incredible music.