Ken Slater Memorials understands the needs and designs of Greek memorials and has experience manufacturing traditional to modern Greek designs that commemorate a loved one and stand the test of time.
Greek Orthodox gravestones are often highly ornate and decorated with symbols of the faith. Greek Orthodox gravestones are not only works of art, but also important historical monuments. The most common motif is the cross, which is often carved in an intricate, interwoven design.
Ken Slater Memorials specialise in Greek memorials and has experience in many design elements of traditional Greek memorials and resting places. Some of these design features include:
The most common feature of a Greek gravestone is the pedestal. This is a large, rectangular block of stone that the body is placed on top of. The pedestal is usually decorated with a carving of the deceased's name, dates of birth and death, and a short message.
The stele is a large, upright stone that is placed in the centre of the grave. It is usually decorated with a carving of the deceased's name, dates of birth and death, and a short message.
The urn is a small, round container that is placed on top of the stele. It is usually used to hold the ashes of the deceased.
The wreath is a ring of flowers that is placed on the stele. It is a symbol of love and remembrance.
The cross is a Christian symbol that is often placed on Greek gravestones. It is a symbol of hope and eternal life.