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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 61 : The Burial of the Dead

Paragraph 1 : Aspects of the Service

61-1. The services proper for such an occasion are:
a. The singing of appropriate psalms or hymns;
b. The reading of some suitable portion or portions of Scripture, with such remarks as it may seem proper to the minister to make;
c. Prayer, in which the bereaved shall be especially remembered, and God's grace sought out on their behalf, that they may be sustained and comforted in their sorrow, and that their affliction may be blessed to their spiritual good.


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ANTECEDENT TEXTS:
PCA 1973, Adopted text, DfW 15-1 [M1GA, Appendix, p. 161]
The services proper for such an occasion are: the singing of appropriate psalms or hymns; the reading of some suitable portion or portions of Scripture, with such remarks as it may seem proper to the minister to make; prayer, in which the bereaved shall be especially remembered, and God's grace sought on their behalf, that they may be sustained and comforted in their sorrow, and that their affliction may be blessed to their spiritual good.

Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
The

PCUS 1894, XIV-1

The exercises proper for such an occasion are: The singing of appropriate psalms or hymns; the reading of some suitable portion or portions of Scripture, with such remarks as it may seem proper to the minister to make; prayer, in which the bereaved shall be especially remembered, and God's grace sought on their behalf, that their affliction may be blessed to their everlasting good, and that they may be sustained and comforted in their sorrow.



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