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Orthodox Monument Plan

Orthodox Monument Plan TM
The Orthodox Monument Plan TM  from Rome Monument in Pittsburgh, PA is a unique pre-need program that enables Orthodox families to purchase a customized Orthodox themed headstone before a funeral and burial occurs and pre-arrange the installation of the memorial or grave marker in the cemetery in advance. 
Preplanning your Orthodox cemetery headstone, marker or monument should be as much a part of planning for end-of-life as a will, insurance policy, and cemetery and funeral directives. Rome Monument’s Orthodox Monument Plan TM  gives you and your family the opportunity to get the exact monument design you want at the price you want to pay—all in advance of your passing. You also relieve your loved ones of the undue stress and financial responsibility that comes with delaying the monument creation process until after your death. 
As opposed to at-need monument planning, which cannot guarantee that the wishes of the deceased are expressed accurately, pre-need planning allows you to pre-design, pre-plan and pre-pay for a truly high quality monument in accordance with your wishes and the liturgical traditions of the Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox Churches, including the Greek Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox Church, Polish Orthodox Church, and the Serbian Orthodox Church
Our Pre-Arranged Cemetery Monument Plan brochure tells you all about the plan and the benefits of pre-arranging your cemetery monument, you’ll see a list of our showrooms, examples of types of monuments and more. Sit down with the brochure and family members to determine if the plan is right for you. Just click here to request the brochure
To learn more about pre-arranging your Orthodox monument:   
The Orthodox Monument Experts 
Since 1934, Rome Monument has been creating memorials and monuments for families of the Orthodox religions in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the Tri-State area including Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Our exquisite Orthodox memorial designs use traditional Orthodox symbols, designs and imagery that are skillfully etched, engraved or sculpted onto cemetery markers, headstones, and monuments, including: flush, flat or lawn-level markers; raised and upright monuments; benches; even family and estate monuments planned for the entire family. Jesus Christ, the Orthodox cross, the Russian Cross, the Byzantine Cross and other cross designs of the various Orthodox religions have always been popular Orthodox design choices through the years.
Our monument designers and builders are cemetery symbolism and iconography experts that excel at creating Orthodox grave markers and Orthodox gravestones that incorporate a variety of Eastern Orthodox Christian Crosses including Slavic, Russian, Ukraine, Greek and Byzantine, Latin, Calvary, Jerusalem, Patriarchal, Celtic and Suppedaneum styles crosses. The Eastern Orthodox Cross (Tri-Bar Cross) is distinctively different from other Christian crosses, with the addition of two extra cross beams. We can also make Orthodox Cross shaped gravestones. Click here to see the cross shaped monument we designed and created for the Krotec family.  
Talk to one of our experts about your ideas for the inscription of an emblem of belief or some other type of Christian symbolism or Orthodox symbolism such as flowers, candles, wheat, doves and lambs. Click here to view cemetery memorials that use images and symbolism of the Greek Orthodox Cross, Serbian Orthodox Cross and Eastern Orthodox Cross.  To view pictures of Orthodox monuments that have been installed in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Pittsburgh, visit The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cemetery is the official cemetery of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.  To view pictures of Orthodox tombstones that have been installed in the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church Cemetery in Allegheny County, PA, visit  Click here to view pictures of Orthodox themed headstones that mark gravesites in the St. George Cemetery which is managed by St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.
How Your Plan Works

Browse Orthodox Headstone and Grave Marker DesignsWith the Orthodox Monument Plan TM you design, plan, and pay for the creation and installation of your monument prior to your passing. Everything can be completed now, or you can have the process done in stages.

1) First, you’ll meet with one of our designers to discuss your options for Orthodox memorial types and styles. Select from Rome Monument’s exclusive Sealmark Rock of Ages granites or from our direct-from-quarry colors from around the world. —any size, shape, and color. Decisions on lettering, artwork, porcelain photos, and etched images are also finalized and included at no extra cost.
2) Next, our memorial artists create a detailed CAD (computer-generated) drawing that shows exactly what your finished monument will look like. We create as many drawings as necessary until you see one you absolutely love!
3) Once the design is approved, our skilled artisans sculpt and carve the granite into the extraordinary monument you envisioned. Until notified to install it, we’ll keep the monument safe and secure in our 30,000 square foot production and warehouse facility.
4) Finally, we deliver your monument to your local cemetery and install it with the same care and attention to detail that we’ve become known for.  
Benefits of Pre-Arranging Your Orthodox Cemetery Monument
  • Interest Free Financing
  • Free Warehousing
  • Unlimited Text
  • Free Local Delivery
  • Perpetual Free Re-Setting
  • Free Warranty
  • Unlimited CAD Designs from Our In-House Artists
  • Direct-From-Manufacturer Pricing
  • Perpetual Trust Included with Rock of Ages Granites
  • 100% of Your Funds Set Aside in a Price-Protected Account
  • No Middlemen: Your Memorial is Designed, Created and Installed by Rome Monument
  • Custom designed Orthofox memorials with exclusive religious designs, artwork, and imagery 
Monument Installation Options

Select from one of four scheduling options below that best suits your needs and budget.


  • Design & Select Stone
  • CAD Drawing Produced
  • Design Approved
  • Create & Install at Later Time


  • Design & Select Stone
  • CAD Drawing Produced     
  • Design Approved
  • Create & Warehouse Monument
  • Install at Later Time


  • Design & Select Stone
  • CAD Drawing Produced     
  • Design Approved
  • Create Monument
  • Install Monument


  • Arrange for payment in advance of any work on the monument.


Name Your Own Price

Tell us what you want to spend on your pre-arranged cemetery monument by naming your own price. We will provide you with the highest quality monument at the price you name by maximizing the grade of the granite, and the size and shape of the monument.  In addition, there is no extra charge for what goes on the face of the monument, including letters, artwork, inscriptions, etchings, and porcelain photos.

The cost of a Orthodox monument is determined by:

1) Quality of Granite – the better the granite, the longer your monument will last and the less it will be affected by weather conditions, outdoor elements, etc.

2) Size of monument – this determines how much granite goes into the monument. Larger monuments require a granite base as well. 

3) Shape – Basic rectangular shapes will cost less than custom shapes that need to be sculpted. Some shapes, such as those of heart and angel-shaped monuments, are pre-cast and will cost less than custom shapes.

4) Artwork – Most monument companies charge for artwork, lettering, inscriptions, porcelain photos, and other elements that go on the face of your monument. At Rome, we do these at NO EXTRA COST to you.

Schedule An Appointment at Rome MonumentYou Choose Your Payment Option

We make purchasing your monument easy! Only Rome Monument offers a no interest 24 or 36 month “Extended Payment Plan” for your pre-arranged cemetery monument. You can also choose to take care of all financial obligations by paying in full at the start of your project.  All money is held in a secure account, untouched by Rome Monument and for YOUR monument only, until the monument is installed.

How to Get Started on Your Orthodox Monument Plan TM

Learn more about pre-arranging a Orthodox cemetery monument by requesting a price estimate or brochurescheduling a showroom visitasking a question or contacting a designer. With just a click you can share images from our Design Gallery with family, or place an order online or by phone. We also offer many other cemetery monument services in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, the Tri-State area including Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. These include free delivery and installationmemorial maintenance and on-site engraving. So make the call now to 724-770-0100. The consultation is free and we will be happy to answer all your questions. If you have other inquiries, email us at