Promoted to Glory is a term used by The Salvation Army to describe the death of a Salvationist.
Earliest printed usage of the term seems to be in late 1882 in The War Cry, which included death announcements in the December 14 issue, with headlines such as 'Promotion of Sister Muxlow from Earth to Heaven' and 'Private Rudd goes to Glory from the Open-air.' Another report, headed 'Promotion from Cheltenham to Glory,' appeared in The War Cry of December 16, 1882.
It is also common for Salvationists to talk about deceased Salvationists as being "P to G'd".
The term Promoted to Glory was actually coined by Herbert Booth, son of the Founder William Booth, following the death of Catherine Booth, the Mother of the Salvation Army. He wrote the song "Promoted to Glory" which is still used at funerals today.
Salvation Army funerals are typically more upbeat and are a celebration of the words "Servant of Christ, well done!"
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