Ceremonies

We have written different ceremonies for different purposes. Click on the type of ceremony you’re looking for below and we’ll show you what we’ve put together. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, we have some thoughts on how you can write your own if you want to.

For the Bereaved

a female presenting person seated on a bench head hung low photographed in grayscale
Photo credit: Ryan McGuire

Our ceremonies are short, focused rituals designed for small groups, maybe 8 to 10 people maximum. They can be performed with or without the presence of clergy, lay or ordained, and we hope they’re meaningful both to the religious and non-religious alike. They are released using a CC-BY-NC-SA license, which means you can adapt and share our work as long as you attribute us and use it for non-commercial purposes and let others do so as well.

For Caregivers

a female presenting person dressed in scrubs, safety glasses, and a hairnet holding a red piece of paper cut in the shape of a heart
Photo credit: Gerd Altmann

Caregivers are under a vast amount of strain these days, and by no means do we wish to add to it. But, if you are caring for others who are acutely experiencing COVID-19 or any other form of illness or disease, these ceremonies may help you. Some you perform may perform with those you care for, others are ways that you can pause, reflect, and find both compassion and fortitude within yourself.