02 9630 9688
Chinese Funeral Directors Sydney, Chinese Funeral Home Sydney, Traditional Chinese Funerals
Chris Timmins Funerals has vast experience in the arranging, organising and conducting of Chinese funerals. Each funeral is personally planned by one of experienced funeral staff who will help you organised all necessary arrangements for all Chinese cultural observances. In addition those individual personal touches will be planned to ensure the family is completely satisfied and has a funeral service that celebrates and honours their loved one's life.
Chris Timmins Funerals can assit in the following Chinese Funeral Services in Sydney:
Chinese Buddist Funerals Sydney
Chinese Taoist Funerals Sydney
Chinese Anglician Funeral Sydney
Chinese Presbyterian Funerals Sydney
Chinese Catholic Funerals Sydney
A funeral is a ritual for lamenting the deceased and the way to treat the remains. Funeral customs are very important to Chinese.
Funeral customs differ in time and location. There are different customs in different regions of China, among which inhumation is very common. Usually for this kind of funeral, the family members of the dead shall wear mourning dresses, which shall be made in five different materials according to how close the relationship is with the dead. This is called "five-rank sable". A funeral hall shall be arranged in the house, with scrolls of cloth hung up and elegiac couplets pasted. Then relatives, friends and neighbours may condole in front of the coffin in the funeral hall. Usually the memorial ceremony will last for over seven days. For the part of encoffinment, funeral procession and burial, geomancer is often invited to choose the "lucky day and hour" and the ideal place for burial. At the very night of funeral procession, Taoists are invited to chant scriptures for one to seven days so as to release the soul from purgatory. After the burial, the offspring of the deceased shall guard in the funeral hall day and night or in front of the tomb for some time, which is called "to observe mourning". Other than inhumation mentioned above, cremation, "water burial", "open burial" and "hanging-coffin burial" were also practiced in ancient China.
Please note that the choice of burial or cremation is a personal choice and it is up the individual and the family members. In Sydney there is ample burial space available.
The funeral rites in China are originated from the concept of undying spirit and the worship for ancestors. The Confucian School regards funeral rites as embodiment of ethics. Buddhism, which is popular in China, even takes death as the start of reincarnation. Because of this, corresponding elements are added into funeral.
Chinese funeral services require particular observances and requirements that we can assist you plan. Please contact our office on 02 9630 9688 at anytime 24 hours a day 7 days a week to discuss every aspect of the funeral you are planning. One of our staff is available to handle any enquiry.
Please ensure you inform our staff that you are planning a Chinese service so that you are connected to the Chris Timmins Funerals staff member specialising in the Chinese funeral arrangements.
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02 9659 5998 Castle Hill
0407 321 322 Liverpool
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