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Why was the dead body of Saul cremated?

We read in 1 Samuel 31 how Saul, his sons and generals killed themselves rather than surrender to Philistines. The valiant men of Israel retrieved their dead bodies ,burned them and buried the bones ...
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What options does a Church of England family have for disposal of ashes?

Cremation is a very popular way to deal with the bodies of the deceased in the UK, and is permitted by the Church of England as an appropriate method for doing so. The process creates ashes, which ...
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What is the authority structure and the local variations in actual practice governing how ashes from cremation should be kept for Catholics?

This Simply Catholic article Catholic Burial and Cremation explains the rationale behind the prohibition of spreading the ashes from a cremated person, along with the precondition that the cremated ...
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Aquamation (alkaline hydrolysis) as alternative to burial or cremation; NY Catholic Conference and Catholic Church's current position?

Wikipedia's Desmond Tutu (the former archbishop of the Anglican_Diocese_of_Cape_Town, theologian, and known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist) says: A Funeral Mass was held ...
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What Does the Bible Say About Cremation? [duplicate]

In Bible times, only people in God’s disfavor were burned after death.
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May a Catholic have thier cremated remains poured out at sea?

My mother, a Roman Catholic in good standing, passed recently and wished to be cremated and her ashes poured out at sea. A young priest at her parish, fresh out of seminary, indicated that such a ...
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