Cathedral clergy are available to provide pastoral care during the time leading up to death by visiting the sick and praying with the bereaved. Please contact us at 516-746-2955.
Regarding the funeral rite itself, all practical arrangements should be organized through your funeral home. Please contact the cathedral office if you have questions or if you would like us to recommend a funeral home. We currently allow a maximum of 110 people inside the cathedral building due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We will update this number based on CDC and New York State guidelines going forward.
Apart from active members of the cathedral community along with diocesan clergy funerals and memorials at the discretion of the Dean and Bishop, the fee for a cathedral funeral is $2,500, with an additional $100 if the service is to be live streamed. This fee is inclusive of administrative costs, staffing, and building use. The fee is to be collected by the Funeral Director.