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Sitting Vigil Ceremony

Be Ceremonial’s unique platform helps you create a sitting vigil ceremony that reflects your story. Choose from our extensive library of secular rituals and create a ceremony to honour this time of change. 

What is a sitting vigil ceremony?

Sitting vigil often involves being present at the bedside during the final hours of a person’s life. These rituals offer you ideas as to how you can support both the person dying and their community during this time.

Vigiling with the dying can be a meaningful and powerful experience often described as a continuous, intimate thread of care. This ceremony can take place at home, in a hospital, in a care home or hospice, and even virtually if you cannot be physically present.

Why is it important?

Death rituals can be incredibly helpful for those caring for someone at the end of their life, often giving them a sense of empowerment over a situation in which they have no control. For many, rituals can help create meaning and connection during a difficult experience.

Sitting vigil often connects you to the person dying, to yourself, and often to larger universe. It is a sacred time, and by pausing to acknowledge each step of the journey, you can create a moving and healing ceremony for so many. When possible, be sure to communicate with the person who is dying before they lose consciousness to ensure that any rituals you are inviting into their space are welcomed.

How do I create one?

However you choose to acknowledge this time of transition, our app will guide you through the process. You can choose to create a ceremony on your own, with a friend, or as a group. You can even gift this experience to someone you care for.

With hundreds of universal rituals to choose from, our app offers something for everyone. Simply follow our ritual framework to create a ceremony unique to you.

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