Funeral Scripture Readings

Please review the readings, make your selections, and circle them on the Funeral Planning Guide.


First Reading:  (Old Testament)  (choose one)

          Wisdom 3:1-6, 9 (As sacrificial offerings he took them to himself)                                 

          Isaiah 25: 6a, 7-9  (He will destroy death forever)

          Isaiah 35: 1-6; 10 (They will bloom with abundant flowers)                         

          Daniel 12:1-3 (Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake)


Second Reading  (New Testament)     (choose one)       

          Romans 6:3-4, 8-9 (We too might live in newness of life)

          Romans 8:14-23 (We also grown within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies) 

          Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39 (What will separate us from the love of Christ?)   

          1 Corinthians 15:51-57 (Death is swallowed up in victory)     

          1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (Thus we shall always be with the Lord)     

          1 John 3:1-2 (We shall see him as he is)       


Gospel Reading  (The Gospel is proclaimed by priest or deacon, followed by the homily)  (choose one)

          Matthew 5:1-12a (Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven)

          Matthew 11:25-30 (Come to me and I will give you rest)

          Matthew 25:31-46 (Come, you who are blessed by my Father) 

          John 6:37-40 (Everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life and I shall raise him on the last day)

          John 11:21-27 (I am the resurrection and the life)

          John 14:1-6 (In my Father’s house there are many dwellings)