Rituals for Life, Love and Loss: Prayers & Meditations for Marriage, Birthdays, Baby Naming, Loss & Grief
Rituals are an important part of our lives and for centuries we have celebrated birth, marriage and death as significant events. In today's society rituals are often overlooked or forgotten as the old ways, often linked with places of worship, feature less in our everyday lives. This new book provides spiritual rituals and meditations which can be used at times of celebration and grief, in public and private. They can be used at a large gathering such as a wedding or in a private moment of reflection. The book is in three parts: The celebration, in between and the grieving. Contents include: * Blessing a home * Naming a child * Celebrating a milestone birthday * Marriage ceremony * Ending a marriage * Facing illness * Sending someone you love into care * Forgiving yourself * Facing a miscarriage * Scattering the ashes of a loved one * Farewelling a loved one who is dying * A simple funeral
Dorothy McRae-McMahon is a retired Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia. She is an internationally recognised creator and writer of religious rituals, and the first woman to be a moderator of the World Council of Churches Worship Committee. With eight books already published, this is the first time Dorothy's rituals and meditations for everyday life have been made available to the general reader regardless of their faith.