Burial at St. Paul's

The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too, shall be 

The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, 
nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ 
Jesus our Lord."

This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn.

From the Book of Common Prayer, p. 507

For immediate pastoral support at the time of death, please call the church office at 336-723-4391 and follow the prompt to reach the priest on call.

For other inquiries about making arrangements for a funeral to be held at St. Paul’s, please call or email Betsy Reiners at the Church Office.

For information about burial on the grounds of St. Paul’s, please see our Burial Policies.