Funeral Readings - Adults

Old Testament Readings

  • Maccabees 12: 43-46
  • Job 19: 1, 23-27a
  • Wisdom 3: 1-9 OR 3: 1-6, 9
  • Wisdom 4:7-15
  • Isaiah 25: 6a, 7-9
  • Lamentations 3:17-26
  • Daniel 12:1-3

First Readings during the Easter Season

  • Acts 10: 34-43 OR 10: 34-36, 42-43
  • Revelation 14: 13
  • Revelation 20:11-21:1
  • Revelation 21: 1-5a, 6b-7

Spoken Psalms

  • Psalm 42: 2, 3, 5cdef; 43: 3, 4, 5
  • Psalm 116: 5, 6, 10-11, 15-16ac
  • Psalm 130: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6ab, 6c-7, 8
  • Psalm 143: 1-2, 5-6, 7ab and 8ab, 10
    (See Music Portion for additional Psalms)

New Testament Readings

  • Romans 5: 5-11
  • Romans 5: 17-21
  • Romans 6: 3-9 OR 6: 3-4, 8-9
  • Romans 8: 14-23
  • Romans 8: 31b-35, 37-39
  • Romans 14: 7-9, 10c-12
  • 1 Corinthians 15: 20-28 OR 15: 20-23
  • 1 Corinthians 51-57
  • 2 Corinthians 4: 14- 5:1
  • 2 Corinthians 5: 1, 6-10
  • Philippians 3: 20-21
  • 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18
  • 2 Timothy 2: 8-13
  • 1 John 3: 1-2
  • 1 John 3: 14-16

Gospel Readings

  • Matthew 5:1-12a
  • Matthew 11: 25-30
  • Matthew 25: 1-13
  • Matthew 25: 31-46
  • Mark 15: 33-39; 16: 1-6 OR 15: 33-39
  • Luke 7: 11-17
  • Luke 12: 35-40
  • Luke 23: 33, 39-43
  • Luke 23: 44-46, 50, 52-53; 24: 1-6a OR 23: 44-46, 50, 52-53
  • Luke 24: 13-35 OR 24: 13-16, 28-35
  • John 5: 24-29
  • John 6: 37-40
  • John 6: 51-59
  • John 11: 17-27 OR 11: 21-27
  • John 11: 32-45
  • John 12: 23-28 OR 12: 23-26
  • John 14: 1-6
  • John 17: 24-26
  • John 19: 17-18, 25-39