Which Faiths Allow Cremation?

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Cremation is a common practice for people of many faiths. While some religions allow their followers to perform cremation services, others explicitly forbid the practice. Both Buddhism and Hinduism allow bodies to be cremated. Followers of the Hindu faith are actually mandated to have their bodies cremated, as this is an essential step in the burial process. Other religions, such as Catholicism and the Greek Orthodox, have historically forbid cremation in any form. Persons who follow these religions must ensure that their bodies are buried after death. Certain religions, such as Christianity, do not take a firm stance for or against the practice of cremation.

No matter what your faith mandates about cremation or burial services, Skylawn Memorial Park can accommodate your wishes. We can help you pre-plan a funeral with the burial practices of your religion in mind. For more information about cremation services in San Mateo, call us at (650) 349-4411.

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