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Chapel of the Resurrection ~ The Columbarium of First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Located at 4105 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116
The columbarium chapel was dedicated on November 25, 2001 with 98 niches.
The Burial of the Dead is an Easter liturgy. It has its focus in Baptism by which one is made a child of God forever and is dramatized in the Easter Vigil and its celebration of the passage through death to new life, where Christ has led the way.
The church has traditionally been the natural repository and final resting place of the deceased members of the Christian community. The preferred burial space was within the church itself where the faithful gathered for celebrating the funeral liturgy.