Livestream! Memorial Service for JW George Kraynak - Sat 1 Oct 2016

by darkspilver 9 Replies latest jw friends

  • darkspilver

    This coming Saturday!

    Memorial service for Jehovah's Witness George Kraynak

    Being broadcast worldwide as a livestream direct from the Sharon Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 2885 Hann Hill Rd, Hermitage, Pennsylvania USA

    Saturday 1 October 2016 at 3.00pm local time (EDT Pennsylvania)

    NOTE: live broadcast due to start 45 minutes before service (ie 2.15pm local time)

    Check for your time zone with the following link:

  • sir82

    That's weird, actually a little macabre.

    Live-streaming a funeral?

    Must have been a local bigshot.

    Wonder how he felt in his final years or months...he was never even supposed to hit middle age, let alone reach age 89, but Jehovah apparently didn't get Fred Franz's memo and neglected to start Armageddon on time.

  • stuckinarut2

    And who exactly is he?

  • scratchme1010

    A memorial for a person other than their Jesus? Hmmm... things really have changed a lot.

  • HappyDad

    At least the family asked that donations be made to the Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh.

    That probably raised a few hackles with the dubs. They'd want donations to be made to the "World Wide (ripoff) Work"

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  • Wayward

    This is a new thing. Is he a big shot in JWland?

  • darkspilver


    Now broadcasting live and direct from the Sharon Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 2885 Hann Hill Rd, Hermitage, Pennsylvania USA

    To watch, click the video below - then click the link to the page on youtube to watch

    Link to watch on youtube

  • darkspilver

    The Livestream has now finished.

    You can watch a recording of the Memorial by clicking the video in the post above, then follow the link to watch on youtube.

    The Service starts at around 35 minutes - and there is an interview from around 46 minutes for about 9 minutes.

  • darkspilver


    Article online today inthe UK's Guardian

    Live-streamed funerals: the rise of the virtual mourner

    For those who can’t pass on their condolences in person, webcast funerals are proving increasingly popular. But could they detract from the grieving process?

    There aren’t many aspects of life that don’t have an online alternative – and these days that includes death.

    An increasing number of funerals in the UK are now live streamed for the benefit of far-flung mourners. Anyone unable to make it to the crematorium on the day can simply log in and watch from home, or from anywhere with an internet connection.

    But the webcast funeral is not as newfangled as it might sound. HD Tribe in West Sussex, for example, has offered live streaming for nine years, and funeral director Max Webber estimates that between a quarter and a third of all their services make use if it. “We have a camera at the back of our chapel, which we turn on,” he says. “It’s always done at the request of the family.” HD Tribe doesn’t charge extra for live streaming, although some places do. At Southampton crematorium it costs £50. Llanelli crematorium charges £80 for a webcast, plus £65 for a DVD.

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