The Burial of the Dead
Rite 1 (CPWI)
The Order Of Service

St. James Parish Church
The Organ Prelude

The Reception of the Body

With faith in Jesus Christ, we receive the body of our brother, Name... in the Church of God, for burial. Our brother was washed in Holy Baptism and anointed with the Holy Spirit. Let us therefore, with confidence, pray to God our Heavenly Father, the Giver of life, that he will raise him to perfection in the company of the Saints.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And also with you.

V. Let us pray

O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day our brother, Name.... We thank you for giving him to us, his family and friends, to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

One or more sentence may be read.

The Sentences

Jesus said. I am the resurrection, and I am the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and who ever lives and believes in me shall never die. John 11:25-26

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his compassion never fails: every morning they are renewed. Lamentations 3:22-23

Jesus said, Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. John 14:1

I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of god in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord, so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. Romans 14:8-9

We brought nothing into the world, and we take nothing out. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away: blessed be the name of the Lord.Job 1:21

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27

The Collect

Almighty God, we remember before you today your servant Name..., and we pray that, having opened to him the gates of larger life, you will receive him more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have served you in the past, he may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Eulogy: Name

Solo: Name

First Lesson:

Second Lesson:

The Address
The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God
the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the
right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers

Leader: For our brother Name..., let us pray to the Lord Christ who said, "I am Resurrection and I am Life."

Leader: Lord, you consoled Martha and Mary in their distress; draw near to us who mourn for Name..., and dry the tears of those who weep.
All: Hear us, Lord.

Leader: You wept at the grave of Lazarus, your friend, comfort us in our sorrow.
All: Hear us, Lord.

Leader: You raised the dead to life; raise our brother to eternal life.
All: Hear us, Lord.

Leader: You promised paradise to the thief who repented; bring our brother to the joys of heaven.
All: Hear us, Lord.

Leader: Our brother was washed in Baptism and anointed with the Holy Spirit; give him fellowship with all your saints.
All: Hear us, Lord.

Leader: He was nourished with your Body and Blood; grant him a place at the table in your heavenly kingdom.
All: Hear us, Lord.

Leader: Comfort us in our sorrows at the death of our brother let our faith be our consolation, and eternal life our hope.

President: Lord Jesus Christ, we commend to you our brother Name... who was reborn by water and the Spirit in Holy Baptism. Grant that his death may recall to us your victory over death, and be an occasion for us to renew our trust in your Father's love. Give us, we pray, the faith to follow where you have led the way; and where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, to the ages of ages. Amen.

The Commendation
The Rev.
Give rest, O Christ, to your servant, Name..., with your saints,
All: where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.

You only are immortal, the creator and maker of mankind; and we are mortal, formed of the earth, and to earth shall we return. For so did you ordain when you created me, saying, "You are dust, and to dust you shall return." All of us go down to the dust; yet even at the grave we make our song: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
All: Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.

The Lord's Prayer:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name;
your kingdom come;
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

Let us commend our brother Name... to the mercy of God our Maker and Redeemer.

Deliver your servant, Name..., O Sovereign Lord Christ, from all evil, and set him free from every bond; that he may rest with all your saints in the eternal habitations; where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Into your hands, O merciful Saviour, we commend your servant Name.... Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, in the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light.Amen.

Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord:
And let light perpetual shine upon him.

May him soul, and the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in Peace.

   Nunc Dimittis (KJV)

LORD, now lettest thou thy servant
 depart in peace:
 according to your word

For mine eyes have seen thy salvation:
 which thou hast prepared
 before the face of all people;
 to be a light to lighten the Gentiles:
 and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son:
 and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning,
 is now, and ever shall be; World without end.


The Organ Postlude

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