Exclusive Provider | Gulfport, MS
Christian Burial & Cremation Society
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes
1726 15th Street
Gulfport, MS 39502

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes provides affordable cremation services for those of the Christian Faith in Gulfport, MS. When Christians choose cremation in Gulfport, MS it is important to honor the deceased by having the casketed bodily remains brought to church or blessed in the funeral home chapel. This is one of the signature cremation service options in Gulfport, MS offered by Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. A Funeral liturgy for Christians opting for cremation celebrates the faith of the deceased and Christ's victory over death and suffering. We celebrate the life of the deceased in the whole context of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. If you are not affiliated with a church in Gulfport, MS , a priest or minister representing your Christian Faith will be invited by Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes to lead a Christian Funeral Service in their chapel.

When the cremation for a Christian in Gulfport, MS takes place before the Christian Funeral Liturgy, the cremated remains which have been placed in a worthy vessel (urn) are set upon a pedestal either in church or in the funeral home chapel. A candle is positioned near the pedestal. The Prayers after Death and the Vigil for the Deceased may be adapted as necessary and appropriate and used before the Funeral Liturgy. The Rite of Committal with Final Commendation may also be celebrated at that time.

Ultimately, there is no difference between cremation and burying. When the body is buried, given enough time, it will completely disintegrate. So, cremation and burying ultimately lead to the same physical condition of complete disintegration. In the resurrection, our infinitely powerful God who knows all things, will be able to produce our resurrected bodies. There is nothing to prevent God from accomplishing His promises to raise us. The new body of a Christian will be a radically changed and glorified body like the body of the exalted Christ. It will be an eternal, spiritual body never again to experience weakness, disease, suffering, or death (1 Corinthians 15:35-54 and Philippians 3:20-21).