Funeral Service Oath

This oath was sworn by both Debbie Cutright and her son Nicholas Cutright upon graduation from mortuary college.  It contains guiding principles for their lives and careers in funeral service... 


 

I do solemnly swear, by that which I hold most sacred:

 

That I shall be loyal to the Funeral Service Profession,

and just and generous to its members,

 

That I shall lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor;

 

That into whatsoever house I shall enter,

It shall be for the benefit and comfort of those bereaved;

 

That I shall not let the constant relationship and familiarity with death give me cause to yield to carelessness or to violate any obligation to society or to the dignity of my profession;

 

That I shall abstain from every voluntary act of misconduct and corruption;

 

That I shall obey the Civil Laws;

 

That I shall not divulge professional confidences;

 

And that I shall be faithful to those who have placed their trust in me.

 

While I continue to keep this oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy honor in my life and in my profession; and may I be respected by all men for all time.