A Leader of Sea Burials & Ashes Scattered At Sea in Long Beach CA
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Public and Military Scattering of Ashes At Sea

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Religious Diversity

Dear Patrick, I do hope your rotator cuff has healed and you can go back to playing your guitar. We would have loved to hear you play at sea...how special is that! Thankfully, Sean was able to solve my problem by assuring the play list I had hoped to play connected to your equipment and saved the day. My equipment was left in the ca mistakenly and realized it just as we pulled offshore. Every part of the celebration of life Keith was uniquely special and oh so beautiful. The set up with your roses and our extra flowers was so perfect. The glo of the ashes in the water was dreamlike. Of course it was initially difficult to say good bye but comforting knowing Keith is now part of the ocean. Waves coming to shore now have a new meaning. Thank you so very much Patrick and Sean for creating such a glorious and dignified celebration of life for Keith and Kristi especially. All of us onboard were very much moved we shared on your yacht 'Orion'. Thank you for your professionalism and thoughtfulness ton create an unforgettable afternoon with respect to Keith and Kristi and our friends bound together with mutual love. Sincerely, ~Nancy [More Reviews >>]

Doing Burials-at-Sea as an Ordained Minister is an extremely interesting Ministry.

When someone comes to a Pastor to perform a funeral for example, it will be someone of the same religion most likely. With our services with the Angels Ashes and The Last Watch, we are approached by people from all walks of life: Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, non-believers, victims of suicide. I personally find it fascinating, educational and a blessed position to be in. It is often times challenging, but God teaches us to love everyone, respect everyone, and to rise to all challenges. Loving someone means accepting them for who they are. Not to criticize them for their beliefs. It is my position to comfort them, help them through the hard times, and be there for them throughout the planning process.

Through the years, I’ve done thousands of funerals of all persuasions. We are respected for our compassion towards all. We are highly regarded by churches, temples, mortuaries and the families we have helped. If you get a chance, please read our testimonials. The amazing comments I receive reveal to me each day how blessed I am to have this Ministry.

As a Missionary, I served in India and many third world countries. I came to understand their cultures and beliefs with an open mind. I have loved the people from all the countries I have served in and respect all beliefs and customs. This is easily noticed when a family calls me and when those board our boat for the first time.

Since we are knowledgeable of their customs, we know what to expect and accommodate all to the best we can. We truly love what we do.

Let me give you some examples:

  1. Hindu. We have been asked to position the boat in a certain direction; help wit he burning of incense, or to do certain rituals for the journey ahead.. We have had many Hindu priests on board.
  2. Buddhist: We have helped with the flowers, incense, and foods to be dispersed. We have shared time with many Buddhist Monks to the extent that some have enjoyed steering the boat. We also observe the importance of the timing of the morning meal for the Monks.
  3. Christian: I have done Eulogies, complete services, or said a few prayers that were requested.
  4. Non-believers. We accommodate all wishes and are in the background when no religious context was requested. We do a loving ceremony regardless of one’s beliefs non beliefs.
  5. Suicides. These can fall into many categories. Several times, I have been asked to share my reflections. I would never make any judgements.

*I tell everyone that the day is yours. We are there to help you in any way we can. We honor all wishes as long as they are allowed on the ocean. Everything is customized for you. If you need our help in any way, we are there for you.

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