Sacred Crossings Alternative Funeral Home serving Los Angeles County and surrounding areas
“Sacred Crossings brought magic into our lives with the blessing of a home funeral for my beloved husband of 41 years. It definitely was a ‘family undertaking’ with a grace all of its own. To this day I can only use the word ‘magical’, not unlike the moment of birth itself. I can’t imagine having done otherwise.” — Mary M
OUR ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME SERVICES
We offer a complete range of green mortuary and funeral home services including:
Our Direct Cremation is the simplest, most affordable option for those who do not wish to have a funeral service or viewing. A direct cremation includes transport of the body from place of death to our care facility, refrigerated storage, filing of death certificate and burial permit, the cremation process and a temporary urn for the ashes.
Our signature service is the home funeral that allows family and friends to care for the body of their loved-one at home, in their own time honoring cultural and religious traditions. Please visit our home funeral page or FAQ for more information about home vigils and funerals.
We help families wishing to minimize their final footprint by finding local options for green burial. A green burial is one where the body is not embalmed, the burial container is made of 100% biodegradable materials, the casket or shroud is not placed inside a concrete vault, graves are not maintained but become part of the natural habitat, and there are no headstones but natural rocks or GPS coordinates mark the gravesite.
FULL-BODY SEA BURIAL
Our full body sea-burials are becoming increasingly popular with those families wishing for a green, natural burial without the cost of a burial plot. We shroud the body in a custom shroud weighted with up to 160 lbs of pebble stone ballast. Our chartered boats can take up to 100 passengers out to the sea burial cemetery in approved federal waters 6 miles from shore. The funeral service is carried out on deck and family members may assist in deploying the body and marking the grave with flowers while the bell tolls 8 times, as is the maritime tradition.
A Witness Cremation provides all the services of a direct cremation and includes a 10-minute ID viewing at our cremation facility where the family may hold a simple ceremony, close the lid of the casket, insert it into the chamber and start the machinery.
Our Funeral Celebrants are available to help families honor their loved-one with either a home funeral service, a chapel or graveside service or memorial. Celebrants assist with funeral service planning, writing the eulogy, creating tributes and officiating the service. Please call in advance so we may better assist you.
“Sacred Crossings helped us to do everything we could have done to send our son in peace and with our blessings and love. We formed the beginning and the end of the circle around him, and in a way that we have no regrets; nothing was left undone, and even though I still feel his loss as much as I did that first moment, I have peace, because everything we did with and for him was of love and sacredness. The value of that is beyond words, a treasure I can recall every time I remember that very special day.” — Emma Drewry
Please click HERE for a complete list of our services. If you have questions about our services, please contact us directly or give us a call.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST CLIENTS
“It was the greatest experience in death that I’ve ever had… I’ve been to a lot of funerals, but this was unbelievable – it was joyful, just amazing.” – Kim H
“Rarely in my life have I felt so truly taken care of. The home funeral was amazing, you performed a miracle on my family. Thank you.” – Christina Harrington
“I can’t think about it without my brain smiling. And I am sure none of us would have wanted to celebrate Dad’s life any other way. Including Dad himself.” – Kim C
Sacred Crossings is a non-denominational service without cultural or religious discrimination. We are dedicated to the empowerment and support of BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and all minority communities.
While it is best to begin funeral planning in advance, we can help a family at any time.
Please call 800-805-5561 for details or to make an appointment in your home.
We are proud to serve Los Angeles County, Orange County, Long Beach, Pasadena, Ventura and the surrounding areas.