WebCasting / Live Streaming Funerals
Live Streaming Funerals
This might strike you as not only an unpleasant topic, but something you would never do. Still… we must talk about unpleasant things.
My assumption is that by now everyone has heard of Live Streaming and WebCasting. I further assume that all understand that Live Streaming is essentially broadcasting an event via the Internet in real time.
Engaging in this phenomenon allows people and businesses to share corporate events, training videos, weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries, other religious rituals, concerts, etc.
Another assumption is that we all want to share only happy events in our lives. There is no limit to what can be Live Streamed.
There is an inevitable, sad event that also demands our attention and merits being shared with family and friends who cannot be there for the last farewell. Am referring, of course, to funerals and attendant solemn elegies.
One may differ as to how to approach that most devastating goodbye. The grieving for a loved one is made tolerable by being surrounded by those who love you. Given that most families are scattered across the country and around the world, bringing all together especially at a time of such loss is uplifting. With the appropriate reverence a funeral can be attended virtually by those left behind via WebCasting. Those who cannot physically attend the funeral will appreciate being included this way.
Suffice it to say that Live Streaming such an event as this can alleviate the suffering.
Funeral Homes across the country now offer Live Streaming services. It encompasses the eulogy and family members and friends are given the chance to speak words of love. It becomes a celebration of the life of the departed. It is both a sad and a happy remembrance of things past, to borrow a phrase.
The Live Streaming of celebrity funerals has been in the news of late.
Nipsey Hussle, an American rapper, entrepreneur and community activist from Los Angeles was fatally shot outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing on March 31. The service was Live Streamed from the Staples Center for millions of ardent fans across the country. They were able to pay their respects and celebrate the life lived with such passion and snatched away so tragically. Sharing the grief lessened it. Nipsey’s devastated family and several entertainers welcomed the opportunity to bring awareness to issues, ironically, such as gun control, that were of importance to the young activist. Live Streaming succeeded in reaching thousands all over the world.
Through the Live Streaming of the funeral the brokenhearted are consoled. Condolences are given in a variety of ways. Plan ahead and minimize the stress. Inquire about Live Streaming the inevitable.