Definition of Committal service
1. Noun. Service committing a body to the grave. "The committal service will be held next Monday"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Committal Service
Literary usage of Committal service
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Services of Worship: Used at the Church of the Unity by Church of the Unity (Springfield, Mass.), American Unitarian Association (1895)
"... M committal service. SCRIPTURE SENTENCES. To be read by the Minister. AN that is born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble. ..."
2. A History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire, 1777-1917 by Josiah Lafayette Seward (1921)
"The custom of using a committal service at the grave has been introduced, and such a service is now quite common. The first time that the burial service of ..."
3. Journal of the Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the Protestant by Episcopal Church Diocese of Indiana. Convention, Episcopal Church (1881)
"Said committal service at the burial of a dear sister in the old family burying ground at Schaghticoke, NY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER, MAY 3i>. ..."
4. The Christian Pastor and the Working Church by Washington Gladden (1898)
"The short committal service of the Anglican church, which is almost identical with that employed in the German Lutheran churches, is always appropriate ..."