The fullness of the Funeral Liturgy is achieved when family members participate in the selection of Scripture readings and music, clothing the casket with the pall, serving as lectors and extraordinary ministers, singing responses and hymns and receiving Holy Communion.
Recognizing individual circumstances, The Order of Christian Funerals provides a substantial framework so that pastors may accommodate various needs of the faithful with dignity and respect.
Rite of Committal
The Rite of Committal or Committal Service takes place at the cemetery. A priest or deacon usually presides over the final liturgy, which includes a blessing of the deceased’s final resting place, Scriptures, intercessions, prayers and words of consolation and encouragement.
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