Funeral Director exam 3

  1. an altar attendant
  2. an elevated place or structure on which sacrifices are offered or at which religious rites are performed; in the Christian faith, a table on which the Eucharist or Holy Communion is offered.
  3. In the Roman Catholic faith, the head of an archdiocese
  4. leader of multiple churches in a particular denomination; in the Roman Catholic faith, the head of a diocese; in the LDS (Mormon) church, _______ of the ward is leader of a single church.
  5. in the Roman Catholic faith, a dignity conferred upon Bishops making them Princes of the Church.
  6. The officiant who celebrates the Mass in the Roman Catholic Church.
  7. The portion of the church surrounding the altar, usually enclosing the clergy; area behind the altar or communion rail.
  8. a letter or form from a priest stating the eligibility of the deceased for burial in a Roman Catholic Cemetery; a.k.a. Priest(ly) Lines.
    • Christian Burial Certificate
    • (Christian Burial Permit)
  9. a religious emblem consisting of two plain bars that intersect at right angles to each other.
  10. A cross with a figure or image representing the body of Christ (Corpus) on it.
  11. In the Roman Catholic faith, a geographical grouping of Parishes under the jurisdiction of a Bishop.
  12. pertaining to the church or clergy.
  13. layperson sanctioned to administer holy communion and other assigned tasks.
    Eucharistic Minister
  14. the name of the funeral service in the Roman Catholic Church
    • Funeral Liturgy
    • (Funeral Mass)
  15. the act of bending the knee as an indication of reverence or as an act of humility
  16. the first three letters in the Greek word for Jesus
  17. a document indicating the offering of a Mass for a specific intention
    • Mass Card
    • (Spiritual Bouquet)
  18. the entry way into the funeral home or church
    • Narthex
    • (Lobby, Vestibule, Foyer)
  19. the seating or auditorium section of a church
  20. in the Roman Catholic faith, a candle placed near the casket during the Funeral Mass that signifies the everlasting light of Christ
    Paschal Candle
  21. the head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Bishop of Rome
  22. A card with the name of the decedent and a prayer or verse, which may or may not include the dates of birth and death.
    Prayer Card
  23. a kneeling rail
    • Prie Dieu
    • (Prayer Rail, Kneeler)
  24. the movement, in an orderly fashion, at the beginning of a service
    • Procession
    • (Processional)
  25. Beads and a crucifix used as an aid in the recitation of prayers.
    Rosary Beads
  26. in liturgical churches, stated directions in a prayer book or liturgical manual regarding the order of service as approved by the denomination.
  27. in the Roman Catholic faith, a religious picture of Jesus Christ showing his radiant heart.
    Sacred Heart
  28. The part of the church about the altar, inside the chancel; (this term may also be used to describe the area of the church where people sit for the services).
  29. in the Roman Catholic faith, a piece of cloth or a medal having religious significance usually worn around the neck.
  30. in the Eastern Orthodox church the open area (sometimes raised) before the altar.
  31. doors in the center of the Iconostasis leading directly to the altar. Only ordained clergy are to go through these ______; never cross on the solea in front of the ______ ______.
    Royal Doors
  32. in liturgical churches, stated directions in a prayer book or liturgical manual regarding the order of service as approved by the denomination.
  33. In the Eastern Orthodox faith, three short services or blessings that are part of the funeral rite.
  34. liturgical celebration of the Eucharist in Eastern Orthodox churches.
    Divine Liturgy
  35. In the Eastern Orthodox faith, a holy picture; usually mosaic or painted on wood.
  36. in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the partition that extends across the front of the church separating the sanctuary from the solea.
    • Iconostasis
    • (Iconostas, Iconostation)
  37. a form or order of worship which has the scripture as its central element; the actual form or order of the worship service is left to the
    discretion of each individual church and/or minister.
    • Non-Luturgical Worship
    • (Scripture - Centered Worship)
  38. a prescribed order or form of worship specific to a particular denomination which will have the Eucharist or Holy Communion as its central element.
    • Liturgical Worship
    • (Eucharist - Centered Worship)
  39. How is the Casket placed in front of the Chancel?
    The casket is brought down the aisle feet first, and stationed with the feet at the paschal candle. Deceased priests are brought down the aisle feet first, and then turned with the head at the paschal candle.
  40. That side of the chancel containing the lectern, from which the Old Testament and Epistle lessons are read
    Epistle side
  41. What Sacrament is performed before death?
    • Sacrament of the Sick
    • (Last Sacraments)
  42. What are the clothing requirements for members of the clergy?
    Members of the clergy will be dressed in the robes of the station of their priesthood. Members of religious orders should also be attired in the robes of their position.
  43. What religious objects may be placed with the deceased?
    rosary beads in the hands, a crucifix or sacred heart in the head panel, and a scapular around the neck
  44. What is the Entrance Rite?
    a procession to meet the body which is led by the crucifer and two altar attendants, one who carries the Holy Water and one, the Thurifer, who carries the thurible (receptacle in which incense is burned). The celebrant is last in the procession to the casket.
  45. What are the requirements regarding Cremation?
    • Wake service (with the body present)
    • Funeral Mass (with the body present)
    • Final Commendation to take place at:
    •   Cemetery for earth burial
    •   Mausoleum for inurnment
    •   Cemetery for cremation
    •   Church for cremation
    •   Crematory chapel for cremation

    The human remains are to be buried or entombed in consecrated ground or a columbarium. Under no circumstances are they to be left with a funeral home or crematory, taken home, or scattered.
  46. ls cremation permitted, objectionable or discouraged?
    “permitted” under certain conditions
  47. An honorary title conferred upon a priest (literal meaning “My Lord”) by the Bishop of Rome, usually at the request of a local bishop)
  48. a public prayer, focusing on the proclamation of God’s word; it may be said in the funeral home, residence or church, depending on where the visitation is taking place.
    Wake or Rosary Service
  49. Approach of the celebrant and his assistants to public worship
    Entrance Rite
  50. the final responsitory prayers
  51. The last responsitory prayers after the Mass.
  52. Vigil service associated with eastern Orthodox funerals.
    • Parastas
    • Great Panchida
  53. ls embalming permitted in Eastern Orthodox?
  54. Is an open casket permitted for the funeral service?
  55. Describe the "Ceremony of the Last Kissing?
    An Icon placed at the foot end of the casket and those seated on the right side of the church may pass by the casket, stopping to kiss the Icon
  56. When are services permitted?
    Not having funerals on Saturdays and certain Holy Days
  57. What is the Eastern Orthodox view of Cremation?
    Cremation is considered objectionable in the Orthodox Church.
  58. ž“Any Western Christian who is not an adherent of the Roman Catholic Faith.”
  59. an umbrella term embracing “Christendom” out-side the Catholic Faith
  60. What does episkopos mean?
  61. Who established the Episcopal Church?
    Henry the VIII as the Church of England
  62. Are Flowers permitted in the Episcopal tradition?
  63. ls a Eulogy permitted in the Episcopal tradition?
    No, “prerogative of God" to judge and commend
  64. Who is credited with the founding of the Lutheran Church?
    Martin Luther
  65. How is the Lutheran Church Governed?
    by synods
  66. Are flowers permitted?
  67. What is the rubric for the Episcopal tradition?
    ž“Book of Common Prayer”
  68. What is the historic stance regarding cremation in the Lutheran Church?
  69. What are some of the characteristics of the Non-Liturgical Church?
    • A. No use of Rubrics
    • B. No “set” patterns of worship
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Funeral Director exam 3
Funeral Director exam 3