This video, for teachers of KS3 and...
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This programme features three ceremonies from three different religions to illustrate the cycle of life. The programme depicts the real ceremonies and features interviews with the participants.
In Birth, Arun and Anita invite us into their home for the naming ceremony of their new daughter. In the Hindu religion, this involves consulting the Mahraj at the temple to find out what the first letter of the name should be.
In Marriage, Rabbi Charing officiates at the wedding of Gaynor and Stephen. Amongst other things, he explains the Bedeken ceremony, which is when the groom checks under the veil to make sure he is marrying the right person!
In Death, Reverend Tom Maidment conducts a funeral service for Kathleen, an elderly lady who led a full and happy life. The sorrow felt by the mourners is tempered with the joy of remembering her life.
Part of the series: Vocation, Vocation, Vocation