The Columbarium at The Church of the Epiphany is a place which reminds us of all the sacraments we celebrate as Christians. The burial liturgy and interment of the urn are the culmination of a person’s earthly life in our shared community in Christ.
What is a columbarium?
A Columbarium is a group of niches, typically within a stone wall, which contain the cremated remains of the departed.
Why have a columbarium?
The church has traditionally been the natural repository and final resting place of deceased members of the Christian community. Burial within the church itself, or in the adjacent churchyard was once common practice. In recent years, cremation with interment of the ashes, rather than burial, has become more common. In this way, the remains of the deceased can stay on at the church that played such an important part in their lives.
What are the benefits to our congregation?
The ambiance of the Columbarium creates a comfortable meeting place for families and friends to gather in love and remembrance, a consoling link between life and death.
For more information contact the church office at (818) 991-4797 or [email protected]