Liturgy On The Occasion Of A Death

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The following liturgy may be used in times of family gathering at the occasion of a death, especially when a pastor is not able to be present.


Leader:Dear friends, we gather to mourn the death of [Name] who has gone home to be with the Lord. Let us not mourn as those who have no hope; let us remember the word of the Lord: "Death is swallowed up in victory. /O Death, where is your sting?/O Hades, where is your victory?" (1 Cor. 15:54-55).

Let us pray.

Lord, God of life and death, we...


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