2. Memorializing the Dead

Memorializing the Dead

What light can members of the clergy, funeral professionals, and musicians shed on the liturgical and practical challenges of funerals and memorial services?


Thomas G. Long
Author of Accompany Them with Singing–The Christian Funeral; Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University


James Abbington
Executive editor of the African American Church Music Series, GIA Publications;  Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

John Horan
Funeral Director and Owner, Horan & McConaty, Denver, CO

The Rev. Michael L. Lewis, S.T.L.
Parochial Vicar, St. Mark’s Catholic Church, El Paso, TX; COVID-19 Ministry Team, Diocese of El Paso

Jennifer McBride
Grief Counselor and Certified Celebrant, Horan & McConaty, Denver, CO