digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Viewing (museum display)
Museum of Funeral Customs

In funeral services, a viewing (sometimes referred to as Calling Hours, Reviewal, Funeral Visitation or a Wake in the United States and Canada) is the time that the family and friends come to see the deceased after they have been prepared by a funeral home.[1] It is generally recommended that any body to be viewed be embalmed in order to create the best possible presentation of the deceased.[2] A viewing may take place at the funeral parlor, in a family home or at a church or chapel prior to the actual funeral service. Some cultures, such as the Māori of New Zealand, often take the body to the Marae or tribal community hall.

Viewing is sometimes combined with a celebration of the decedent's life called a wake although in some places the term wake is interchangeable with viewing. Many authorities consider the viewing important to the grieving process as it gives a chance to say goodbye on a personal level.[3] It also can make it easier to accept the reality of the death, which can often seem unreal especially in the industrial world where death is handled by professionals and the family may only know of a death through phone calls rather than experiencing it as it occurs.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Handbook for Mortals : What happens at funeral viewing hours?". Mywhatever.com. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Nea.gov.sg. 2005-03-03. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Access". Medscape. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  4. ^ "What is the Difference Between "Viewing" and "Visitation"?". Funerals.org. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viewing_(funeral) — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
358040 videos foundNext > 

Post Mortem Collection - 59 -Dead Celebrities casket

Memento Mori: Victorian Photographs of the Dead.

Erin Elizabeth Grant~Viewing & Funeral

PLEASE don't watch this video if death is disturbing to you!! It is NOT my intention to offend anyone but just to help with closure. God Bless! This video was made because I found it almost...

BABY JOEY'S VIEWING & FUNERAL

Mourning Fidel Odinga: Emotional body viewing at Lee Funeral Home

Friends and relatives turned up at the Lee Funeral Home for the first public viewing of Fidel Odinga's body. It was an emotional moment for his loved ones who are still going ahead with burial...

"Proff " John Blake Funeral Viewing - Connors St Catherine

Connors, Ginger Ridge, Sandy Ground, Blue Hole, Friendship, Old Harbour, St Catherine, Jamaica.

Adolfo Padilla Viewing/Funeral part2

Adolfo Padilla's Viewing/Funeral part two on April17,2009 with all his kids and grandkids and family we love you so much.

Lamar Smith Funeral Viewing - Connors St Catherine

Connors, Ginger Ridge, Sandy Ground, Blue Hole, Friendship, Old Harbour, St Catherine, Jamaica.

Michael Jackson Arrive At Funeral of James Brown `s Many Viewing

Michael Jackson Arrive At Funeral of James Brown `s Many Viewing.

Prescilla Donaire's Funeral/Viewing PART 2 (R.I.P Auntie we will miss you)

Viewing

BUY A T-SHIRT http://www.auntydonna.bigcartel.com SEE US IN MELBOURNE http://goo.gl/WQ0F5S GET THE SONG https://soundcloud.com/auntydonna Facebook: ...

358040 videos foundNext > 

1464 news items

Philly.com

Philly.com
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:07:58 -0700

Funeral arrangements are in place for Officer Robert Wilson III, who was killed in the line of duty last week, funeral home representatives said Thursday. A viewing for the 22d District officer has been set for 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Francis ...

Philly.com

Philly.com
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:02:41 -0700

Viewing, funeral not yet set for fallen Philly police officer. Share0 Tweet0 Reddit0 Email0. Reprints & Permissions ». A viewing for Officer Robert Wilson III will take place Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Francis Funeral Homein an attempted robbery ...

Monroe Evening News

Monroe Evening News
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 03:52:30 -0700

Angela Alexie is arraigned in court in Eastpointe, Mich., on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Alexie, whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center after she gave birth in a garage, was charged Wednesday with murder and child abuse.

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.com
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0700

Thousands are expected to attend the Wednesday ceremonies honoring the life of Cincinnati fire apparatus operator Daryl Gordon, who died Thursday while on duty at a Madisonville fire. Several roads will experience temporary closures Wednesday during ...

NBC 10 Philadelphia

NBC 10 Philadelphia
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:27:53 -0700

Eagles fans, friends and family bean their final farewell Thursday to one of the greatest Eagles players ever to wear the uniform, Chuck Bednarik. He died on Saturday at the age of 89. (Published Thursday, Mar 26, 2015). Updated at 7:21 PM EDT on ...

KHOU

KHOU
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:15:00 -0700

SAGINAW, Mich. — A funeral home here has just added an unusual new convenience for mourners — a drive-thru viewing window. The Saginaw News reports Paradise Funeral Chapel has installed a window that displays a body set up in a special area ...

The Elkhart Truth

The Elkhart Truth
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:41:15 -0800

Angela Alexie, 24, charged with first-degree murder of her newborn son who died in an unheated Eastpoine garage, appears in court at the Macomb County Circuit Court Monday, March 2, 2015 in Mount Clemens, Mich. The baby's body was found in a ...

Atlantic Highlands Herald

Atlantic Highlands Herald
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 19:26:15 -0700

Sort of reminded me of going to a viewing/funeral. Not something you get excited to do, but you know it is important to do. When you leave, you feel and know you did the right thing. Again, I don't have 1st hand experience with this dreaded disease ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight