Jay B. Smith Funeral Home provides affordable cremation services for those of the Christian Faith in St. Louis, MO.
When Christians choose cremation in St. Louis, MO 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 St. Louis, MO
offered by Jay B. Smith Funeral Home. 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 St. Louis, MO , a priest or minister representing
your Christian Faith will be invited by Jay B. Smith Funeral Home to lead a Christian Funeral Service in their chapel.
When the cremation for a Christian in St. Louis, MO 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).