Cemetery Seminar on Ethnic Burial Practices

Ethnic Burial Practices – a day-long cemetery seminar
June 23, 2012 from 9:00-4:00, lunch provided
Greenwood Cemetery Funeral Home community room
$30 for SOC members/$50 for non-members
For tickets, please call 504-525-3377.

8:30 – registration
9:00 – Welcome & introductions
9:15 – Italian Burial Traditions – Dom Grieshaber
10:00 – Jewish Burial Practices in a Land of Mausoleums – Irwin Lachoff
11:00 – A Scene of Mirth rather than Sadness: Waking and Burying the Irish in New Orleans – Terrence Fitzmorris, PhD
11:45 – African American Burial Traditions – Sandra Rhodes Duncan and Jasmine Navarre
12:30 – Lunch, provided
1:30 – Greek Orthodox Burial Traditions – Fr. Gregorios Tatsis
2:15 – New Orleans Cemeteries: A History and Status Report – Casey Stuart, VP of Education & Outreach for SOC
3:00 – Farewell and wrapup

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