Episcopal funeral services take place in the Episcopal Church. Guests may seat themselves and may or may not view the deceased. A priest will direct the funeral and include Bible lessons during the sermon. Christians may participate in Communion if they choose. The Episcopal funeral allows for a casket or an urn to be present during the service.
The Church originated when settlers from England settle in Virgina and decided to separate themselves from the beliefs of the British. They use a democratic structure and believe the Bible to be an inspired account up for interpretation by its members.