"We are gathered here to say farewell to (name of the Deceased) and to commit him into the hands of GodA HymnPriest: "
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."The Priest then gives the Homily - a short sermon, usually from some part of the Bible.
The homily ends with the following prayer, with a prayer from the Service Book, or with an informally worded prayer.Prayer:Priest "Lord our God, you are the source of life.
In you we live and move and have our being. keep us in life and death in your love, and, by you grace, lead us to your kingdom, Through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord." Congregation: "Amen."The Committal:Priest: "
In the Name of God, the merciful Father, we commit the body of (the name of the Deceased) to the peace of the grave." or "God, our Father, we entrust (name of the Deceased) into your hands"The priest lets three hand-fulls of earth fall onto the coffin, saying: "From dust you came, to dust you shall return.
Jesus Christ, our Saviour, shall raise you up on the last day orThe priest lets three hand-fulls of earth fall onto the coffin, saying: "From dust you came, to dust you shall return.
Jesus Christ, is the resurrection and the life." orThe priest makes the sign of the cross or lets three hand-fulls of earth fall onto the coffin, saying: " You gave him life. receive him in your peace and give him.
through Jesus Christ, a joyful resurrection"Following each of the alternatives above, the priest continues: "Lord God, our Father in heaven, Lord God, the Son, and Saviour of the world, Lord God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
At the moment of death, and on the last day, save us, merciful and gracious Lord God."Bible Reading:Priest: "Let us now listen to the words of Holy Scripture that assures us of God's safe-keeping in life and death."
The priest reads a few texts from the Bible.Hymn
I’m a strong believer that there are no accidents or coincidences in this life.
I am confident in the notion that everything happens for a reason and that the people we meet come into our lives for a reason,to touch us in some way or perhaps even change our lives,although the reason may not be clear at first.
I only knew Tony for a short time,and in all honesty not very well,but what I do know about him,I wouldn’t trade for all the gold in Fort Knox.What a tremendous loss for those in this world that didn’t have a chance to know him!
For those who didn’t,I’d like to share a little of what I know,in the hope that even though Tony is unable to physically be here with us today,a part of him may live on in each of us and in turn,we can keep his spirit alive.
Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.
By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun.
And by turning histalents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last.
Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.