St Basil Cemetery
O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? -1 Cor 15.55 (RSV)
Why an Orthodox Cemetery?
Modern American practices surrounding death and burial are at odds with what we believe. We are tempted to bury our loved ones in a place out of sight, and to keep the specter of death out of mind. However, at the heart of our faith is the hope of Pascha: the Cross, the Tomb, the Resurrection.
Dying, behold we live
A cemetery reminds us that we will die, and that we have this day to repent before the end.
the dead in Christ will rise
The departed lie in the grave facing east, ready to rise to meet the Lord on the dread day of Judgment.
I am the resurrection
By praying for the departed, we remember that we are all united in Christ, who has overcome death.
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life.
Pricing of Plots
Members of St Basil Church: $1,500
Clergy/Monastics: free (donations welcome)
Family of St Basil members and all others: $2,000
*We hope not to turn anyone away because of inability to pay for a plot. Such cases will be addressed individually at the time of death.
Regulations and Forms
If you would like to purchase a plot, please contact us. Please review the Cemetery Rules and Regulations which must be signed at the purchase of a plot. If you are ready to purchase a plot, you are also welcome to fill out page one of the Interment Rights Application.
Please note that plots are non-transferable and non-refundable – the cemetery is maintained as a ministry of St Basil Orthodox Church, and a designated gravesite is not to be confused with real-estate ownership. Pricing is set and reviewed annually, and is subject to change. Funds from the sale of plots will be used to care for the cemetery.