Death Certificates and Memorial Services Death Certificates and Memorial Services


Pastoral and Administrative Guidelines for Funerals and Memorial Services

Archdiocese Guidelines for Funerals and Memorial Services
Funeral services are permitted on any day of the year, except for Sundays and Holy Friday, unless permission is granted from the Archbishop or Metropolitan.

Memorial services may not be chanted:

  • From the Saturday of Lazarus through the Sunday of Thomas;

  • On any Feastday of the Lord; or

  • On any Feastday of the Theotokos.


Metropolis Guidelines for Funerals and Memorial Services
The Metropolis Registry Office provides the following guidelines to assist Parish Priests in the filing of Death Certificates and in the Celebration of Memorial Services: