Pallbearer at Protestant funeral?

Am I allowed to be a pallbearer at my grandma’s Protestant funeral?

First let me offer my condolences for the loss of your grandmother. May she rest in peace. :crossrc:

I know of no impediment of any kind. If you attend a religious service for her, at which they offer communion, don’t participate in that, but otherwise, it’s fine to be one of her pallbearers, and an honor to be asked, IMHO.

Sorry for your loss. I’ll offer a prayer for the repose of her soul.

I can’t see any possible reason why you couldn’t be a pallbearer.

I’m so sorry for your loss.

I would ask your priest for sure, but I don’t see a problem. I was able to give the Eulogy at my uncle’s Presbyterian service (I asked my priest ahead of time); I’ve also seen non-Catholics as pall bearers at Catholic services, IIRC.

God bless you, and may God rest his soul.

May your grandmother rest in peace in the arms of God.

I’d even go farther and say it would be a corporal act of mercy to be a pallbearer at her funeral. I certainly don’t see any reason you couldn’t.

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