We celebrate the lives of our members and their loved ones. In life, we are all bound together by our need to commune during life's sorrows. Ethical Society ceremonies honor the need for individuals to come together, building community by recognizing those things that make each of us unique and important.
At the end of life, a memorial or funeral ceremony honors the life of our loved one and fulfills the needs of family and friends to say goodbye and mourn their loss. The Ethical Society of Northern Virginia composes thoughtful ceremonies to honor the life and individuality of the deceased. Leaders and Society staff will work with families to create an environment that respects the feelings of family and friends. Ceremonies may be conducted by Ethical Society officiates or by guest clergy.