Funeral Readings

Funeral Readings

Suggested Readings For Funerals: 

Select two of the following readings 


C-3.  As sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.            

A reading from the Book of Wisdom:              (Long version: Wisdom 3:1-9) 

A reading from the Book of Wisdom              (Short version: Wisdom 3:1-6, 9)
  


C-4.  An unsullied life, the attainment of old age.                   

A reading from the Book of Wisdom                                  (Wisdom 4:7-15)


C-5.  He will destroy death forever.                           

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah                          (Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9)

 


C-6.  It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord.      

A reading from the Book of Lamentations                         (Lamentations 3:17-26)


C-8.  he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead.                                                                                                                         

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles      (Long version: Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43)

 

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles                               (Short version: Acts of the Apostles 10:34-36, 42-43)

 


C-9.  Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.                                                          

A reading from the Book of Revelation                    (Revelation 14:13)

 


C-10.  The dead were judged according to their deeds.                                      

A reading from the Book of Revelation                            (Revelation 20:11-21:1)

 



C-11.  There shall be no more death.                                                                      

A reading from the Book of Revelation                       (Revelation 21:1-5, 6-7)

 



E-1.  Since we are now justified by his Blood, we will be saved through him from the wrath.    

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans       (Romans 5:5-11)

 



E-2.  Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.                                 

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans                                (Romans 5:17-21)

 


E-3.  We too might live in newness of life.                                              

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans        (Long version: Romans 6:3-9)

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans      (Short version: Romans 6:3-4, 8-9)

 


E-4.  We also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.    

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans    (Romans 8:14-23)

 


E-5.  What will separate us from the love of Christ?

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans                                   (Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39)

 


E-6.  Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans             (Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12)

 



E-7.  So too in Christ shall all be brought to life.                                     

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians       (Long version: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28)

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians             (Short version: 1 Corinthians 15:20-23)


 E-8.  Death is swallowed up in victory.                                      

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians                (1 Corinthians 15:51-57)

 


E-9.  What is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.                           

A reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians                    (2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1)

 


E-10.  We have a building from God, eternal in heaven.                       

A reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians                      (2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10)

 


 
E-11.  He will change our lowly bodies to conform to his glory.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians        (Philippians 3:20-21)

 


 E-12.  Thus we shall always be with the Lord.                                        

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians            (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

 


  E-13.  If we have died with him we shall also live with him.                               

A reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy         (2 Timothy 2:8-13)

 


 E-14.  We shall see him as he is.                                                               

A reading from the first Letter of Saint John      (1 John 3:1-2)

 


 E-15.  We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.                      

A reading from the first Letter of Saint John          (1 John 3:14-16)