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Rituals for Life, Love, and Loss

Rituals for Life, Love, and Loss

From the joy of naming a child or blessing a home to the sadness of ending a marriage or the dignity of a simple funeral, here are the words and settings needed to value and commemorate life’s transitions and milestones. Rituals for Life, Love, and Loss provides rituals and meditations for... more

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From the joy of naming a child or blessing a home to the sadness of ending a marriage or the dignity of a simple funeral, here are the words and settings needed to value and commemorate life’s transitions and milestones. Rituals for Life, Love, and Loss provides rituals and meditations for today's world, for times of celebration and commitment, for new beginnings, and for periods of grief. Dorothy McRae-McMahon, internationally renowned for her work with ritual, has created meaningful ceremonies for all people, regardless of their faith. Presented in three parts — Celebrations, Changes, and Letting Go — these rituals are comprised of simple, direct language and include guidance for what to say, suggestions for music, and ideas for group participation and incorporating symbolic objects. Rituals for Life, Love, and Loss is for everyone who wishes to mark and honor those significant occasions along life’s journey.

The Reverend Dr Dorothy McRae-McMahon was ordained as a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia in 1982. From 1983 to 1993 she was the minister with the Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney. In...more