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Christian burial is the burial of a deceased person with specifically Christian ecclesiastical rites; typically, in consecrated ground. Until recent times Christians generally objected to cremation, and practiced inhumation(burial) almost exclusively, but this opposition has weakened, and now vanished among Protestants. Catholics are now able to be cremated also, and this is rapidly becoming more common, but the Eastern Orthodox churches still mostly forbid it. The Church of England describes an outline for funeral services as follows: 1 The coffin may be received at the door by the minister. 2 Sentences of Scripture may be used. 3 The minister welcomes the people and introduces the service. 4 A tribute or tributes may be made. 5 Authorized Prayers of Penitence may be used. 6 The Collect may be said here or in the Prayers. Readings and Sermon 7 One or more readings from the Bible is used. Psalms or hymns may follow the readings. 8 A sermon is preached. Prayers 9 The prayers usually follow this sequence: A) Thanksgiving for the life of the departed (B) Prayer for those who mourn (C) Prayers of Penitence (if not already used) (D) Prayer for readiness to live in the light of eternity Commendation and Farewell. 10 The dead person is commended to God with authorized words. The Committal 11 The body is committed to its resting place with authorized words. The Dismissal 12 The service may end with a blessing.
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|A Few More Years Shall Roll Abide With Me CRD Abide With Us The Day Is Waning Again The Lords Own Day Is Here All Men Living Are But Mortal Almighty Father Of Mankind Beloved Sleep By Cool Siloams Shady Rill Christ Enthroned In Highest Heaven Christ Will Gather In His Own Come Let Us Join Our Friends Above Crossing The Bar Day Is Dying In The West CRD Day Is Gently Sinking To A Close Day Is Past And Gone Day Of Wrath O Day Of Mourning Days And Moments Quickly Flying Death Hath No Terrors Draw Me Close To You CRD Dust To Dust The Mortal Dies End Of The Road Eternity (bliss) Ellen Mh Gates Eternity (crosby) Eternity (gates) Eternity (teasley) D O Teasley Eternity Daniel O Teasley Eternity Elisha A Hoffman Eternity Eternity Farther Along CRD Father Of Jesus Christ My Lord Father Of Spirits Whose Divine Control Father Who Hast Gathered Few More Marchings Weary For Those We Love Within The Veil Forever With Jesus There Forever With The Lord Gentle Shepherd Thou Hast Stilled God Of The Living In Whose Eyes Good Night And Good Morning Hallelujah We Shall Rise Hark A Voice Divides The Sky Hark From The Tombs A Doleful Sound Hear This All Ye People Hear Here Lord We Offer Thee Home At Last (crosby) Home Of The Soul (gates) Ellen H Gates How Blest The Righteous When He Dies How Sweet The Hour Of Closing Day Hush Blessed Are The Dead Hymn Of Promise I Call The Worlds Redeemer Mine I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say CRD I Know Not The Hour If Death My Friend And Me Divide In Age And Feebleness Extreme In Our Day Of Thanksgiving In The Twinkling Of An Eye Jesu Name All Names Above Jesus While Our Hearts Are Bleeding Let Saints On Earth In Concert Sing Like As A Father Lord Of The Harvest Hear Lord Of The Harvest It Is Right And Meet Lord Of The Harvest Once Again Lord When Thy Kingdom Comes Loved One Farewell Loved Ones Gone My Days Are Swiftly Gliding By My Span Of Life Will Soon Be Done No No It Is Not Dying No Tears In Heaven Now The Laborers Task Is Oer O Darkest Woe O Lord Of Life Whereer They Be O Lord To Whom The Spirits Live O Shepherd Of The Sheep O Strength And Stay O That Will Be Glory O Valiant Hearts Oh How Sweet When We Mingle On The Resurrection Morning One Named Lazarus One Sweetly Solemn Thought Praises Of That Saint We Sing Promoted To Glory Resurrection Glory Silas S Martin Resurrection Rise From Your Graves Ye Dead Safe Home Safe Home In Port Safe In Jehovahs Keeping Safe In The Arms Of Jesus Safely Safely Gathered In Saved By Grace Frances Jane Crosby Saving Grace Savior When Night Involves The Skies See Father Thy Beloved Son Servant Of God Well Done (wesley) Shadows Shall Man O God Of Light And Life Shall We Gather At The River Silently The Shades Of Evening Some Sweet Day By And By Soon Shall The Trump Of God Soon Shall We See The Glorious Morning Sower Went Forth Sowing Swing Low Sweet Chariot Tarry With Me (smith) Tell It Again Tell Mother Ill Be There The Lord Is My Shepherd (koschat) Anonymous The Lord Is My Shepherd There Is A Calm For Those Who Weep There Is A Place Of Quiet Rest CRD Theres A Light In The Valley Think O Lord In Mercy Thou Glorious God Before Whose Face Thus Far The Lord Hath Led Me On Thy Will Be Done We Are Going Down The Valley We Are Nearing We Cannot Think Of Them As Dead We Shall Meet Someday CRD We Shall Sleep But Not Forever We Sing His Love Who Once Was Slain Weep Not For A Brother Deceased Well Never Say Goodbye What A Gathering That Will Be What A Gathering When My Weary Hands Are Folded When On My Day Of Life When Rising From The Bed Of Death When The Dark Waves Round Us Roll When The Day Of Toil Is Done Where The Gates Swing Outward Never While On The Verge Of Life I Stand Who Knows How Near My End May Be Why Do We Mourn Departing Friends Why Should Our Tears In Sorrow Flow Why Should We Start And Fear To Die Will The Angels Come Will The Circle Be Unbroken CRD Winter In His Heart Of Gloom With Firm Resolve I Held My Peace With Tearful Eyes I Look Around Within The Churchyard Side By Side|
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