O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? But thanks be to God who has given us the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
The Mass of Christian Burial found in the Book of Common Prayer (1928 and 1979) celebrates the mystery of the life, death and resurrection in Christ of a loved one who has died.
If a loved one has died please contact the Parish Office at 817-927-5341. The Rector will assist you in planning the funeral liturgy or the memorial service, as well as pray with you in this time of grief.
Detailed instructions are provided in the “Funeral Instructions.” Download as many copies as desired.
The Garth (Cloistered Garden)
The word Garth is derived from the old Scandinavian word for “a yard, or a garden.” Garth’s have been an important part of the Christian landscape for over 1000 years. Historically, they have been cloistered areas set aside for silence and prayer.
The Garth is the forerunner to the Churchyard or sacred ground for Christian burial. The Garth at St. John’s combine both these historic roles.It’s an habitat for God’s beautiful creatures. The careful planting cycles celebrate the wonder of God’s Creation. The Garth is consecrated for the Christian burial of cremains. The Garth has has a beautiful white marble statue of St. Francis of Assisi.
There is no charge for the interment of cremated remains. If the family desires a bronze plaque with the name and dates the cost $150.00 to have made. The plaque is ordered through the Parish Office. For more information, or when making your burial arrangements please speak with the Rector.