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Protestant Funeral Rites Liturgical vs. Non-liturgical “Types of Funeral Service and Ceremonies” page 1
Liturgical (Eucharist-centered) Worship “a prescribed order or form of worship specific to a particular denomination which will have the Eucharist or Holy Communion as its central element” Rubrics: “stated directions in a prayer book or liturgical manual regarding the order of service as approved by the denomination” Gospel lectern vs. Epistle lectern: Pg.7
Liturgical Architecture Transepts: “wings of the main part of the church which may serve as small chapels for baptism, weddings, and even small funeral services” Page 7
Liturgical Protestant Funeral Rite Notification of the Clergy Removal of Remains Preparation of the Remains Dressing and Casketing Remains Pre-service Considerations: honorarium Funeral Service: pall, crucifer, chancel, name, narthex, vestments, acolytes Committal Service
Episcopal Funeral Rite Page 17 liturgical denomination Priest: “a title conferred by ordination” Deacon: “a subordinate officer in a Christian church” processional and recessional crucifer, pall Book of Common Prayer Holy Eucharist/Communion eulogy, hymns
Lutheran Funeral Rite Page 21 Synods Acolytes, cross, candles, pall, incense rubrics processional, recessional casket parallel or right angle to altar communion
Non-liturgical Protestant Funeral Rite Page 9 Non-liturgical (scripture centered) worship: “a form or order of worship which has the scriptures as its central element; the actual form or order of the worship service is left to the discretion of each individual church and/or minister”
Non-liturgical Funeral Rite (cont’d) Notification of the Clergy Removal of Remains Preparation of Remains Dressing and Casketing Pre-service Considerations Funeral Service Committal Service
Pre-service Considerations Page 13 more variation, know clergy preferences no rubrics candles and pall may/may not be used Questions: flowers, seating of family and pallbearers etc.
Funeral Service clergy determines order and content visitation/viewing may be permitted processional and recessional may be done usually clergy leads procession opening prayer, music, scripture reading, sermon, eulogy, benediction
Committal Service dictated by clergy preferences clergy leads procession to grave prayer, scripture reading, benediction clergy may use earth, sand etc.
Protestant Funerals in Other Facilities What are some examples of facilities that may be used for funerals? What are some of the considerations the funeral director must attend to?
Roman Catholic Funeral Rite Types of Funeral Services and Ceremonies page 27
Glossary Terms brother, celebrant, Christian Burial Certificate, crucifix, crucifer, diocese, eucharist, final commendation, genuflect, holy water, mass, mass cards, nun, pall, paschal candle, priest, prayer cards, prie dieu, rosary beads, rosary prayers, rosary service, sanctuary, scapular/amice, spiritual bouquet cards, vigil lights, wake, wake service
Pope Cardinal Archbishop Bishop Monsignor Priest Deacon Eucharistic Minister
Roman Catholic Funeral Rite Notification of the Clergy Sacrament of the Sick Removal of the Remains Preparation of the Remains Dressing and Casketing the Remains
Roman Catholic Funeral Rite Considerations The Wake (Rosary Service, Vigil Service) Processional: Page 33 The Funeral Mass Recessional: Page 35
Committal Service Cremation “Order of Christian Funerals” page 32