Life Transition Rituals

At Rites of Passage, we work with you to design personalized and meaningful rituals to mark your unique life events. A unique, customized ritual can help ease the stress of a life transition or acknowledge feelings of gratitude, accomplishment, and delight in a life celebration. We welcome those with a secular or spiritual worldview, as well as those who identify with a faith tradition. Some of the life events we can help you mark include:



  • Renewals of Vows
  • Weddings
  • Pet Blessings
  • House Blessings
  • Pregnancy Blessings
  • Baby Dedications and Naming Ceremonies
  • Sobriety Anniversary Celebrations
  • Family Celebrations and Holiday Rituals


  • Coming-of-Age Rituals
  • Leave-Taking Rituals for Moving and Retirement
  • Blessings for Military Deployment and Homecoming
  • Coming Out or Gender Identity Rituals
  • Naming Ceremonies for Renaming or Reclaiming
  • Divorce Rituals
  • Living Wakes


  • Funerals, Memorials, and Celebrations of Life
  • Healing Rituals for Illness, Surgery, Trauma, or Loss
  • Forgiveness and Letting-Go Rituals
  • Miscarriage and Stillbirth Remembrances
  • Death Anniversaries
  • Pet Memorials
  • Creating New Family Traditions

We offer a variety of ritual design and officiating packages to meet your unique needs.  Our packages include consultations, a customized ceremony, draft review before the ritual event, and spiritual support (as desired).

E-mail us for more information about any of these rituals or to discuss designing a ritual for your unique life event. You can also schedule a free 25-minute introductory phone call.

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“When I rise up/
let me rise up joyful/like a bird.

 When I fall/let me fall without regret
/like a leaf.”

~ Wendell Berry