FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

 

Although any favorite scripture passage may be chosen, the following suggestions are particularly appropriate for expressing the Christian meaning of death. Choose one reading from each categories: the Old Testament for the first reading, the non-gospel books and letters of the New Testament for the second reading, and the four gospels for the third reading.

 

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AVAILABLE READINGS (Choose one to be read by an assigned reader)


FIRST READING: OLD TESTAMENT 

  1. Job 19:1, 23-27

  2. Wisdom 3:1-9

  3. Wisdom 4:7-15

  4. Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9

  5. Lamentations 3:17-26

  6. Daniel 12:1-3

  7. 2 Maccabees 12:43-46

  8. Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

 

SECOND READING: NEW TESTAMENT

  1. Acts 10:34-43

  2. Romans 5: 5-11

  3. Romans 5:17-21

  4. Romans 6:3-9

  5. Romans 8:14-23

  6. Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39

  7. Romans 14:7-9, 10b-12

  8. 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, 24b-28

  9. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57

  10. 2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1

  11. 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10

  12. Philippians  3:20-21

  13. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

  14. 2 Timothy 2:8-13

  15. 1 John 3:1-2

  16. 1 John 3:14-16

  17. Revelation 14:13

  18. Revelation 20:11-21:1

  19. Revelation 21:1-5a, 6b-7

 

THIRD READING: THE GOSPEL

  1. Matthew 5: 1-12a

  2. Matthew 11:25-30

  3. Matthew 25:1-13

  4. Matthew 25:31-46

  5. Mark 15:33-39; 16:1-6

  6. Luke 7:11-17

  7. Luke 12:35-40

  8. Luke 23: 33, 39-43

  9. Luke 23: 44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6a

  10. Luke 24: 13-35

  11. John 5: 24-29

  12. John 6:37-40

  13. John 6:51-58

  14. John 11:17-27

  15. John 11:32-45

  16. John 12:23-28

  17. John 14:1-6

  18. John 17:24-26

  19. John 19:17-18, 25-30

 

RESPONSORIAL PSALMS

  1. Ps 23:1-3, 3-4, 5,6

  2. Ps 25:6-7, 17-18, 20-21

  3. Ps 27:1,4,7,8,9,13-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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