KNOXVILLE — Alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered together yesterday for a special dedication of Shiloh on the Heights: Columbarium, Memorial Garden and Prayer Oak.

The Columbarium is a collection of niches designed to house the cremated remains of loved ones. The word ‘columbarium’ translates to “sleeping places,” and was the original name for Christian grave sites.

Judeo-Christian tradition viewed death as sacred, initiating church property as locations for cemeteries. Shiloh on the Heights Memorial Garden, Columbarium and Prayer Oak extend and enhance the sacred space of the gravesites.

Below are highlights from the dedication:

Posted by Ariel Porter

Ariel is a Senior at Johnson University, studying Media Communications. She is the current Video Editor for the Royal Scribe Staff.

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