What Is A Euolgy?

A eulogy is a speech or writing in praise of a person who is recently deceased and may be given as part of the Funeral Service, however some denominaitons either discourage or do not permit eulogies at services to maintain respect for traditions. Catholic priests are prohibited by the rubrics of the Mass from presenting a eulogy for the deceased in place of a homily during a Funeral Mass. Eulogies should not be confused with obituaries, which are published biographies recounting the lives of those who have recently died. Eulogies are usually delivered by a family member or a close family friend. The following are websites to assist in preparing a eulogy.