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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 61 : The Burial of the Dead

Paragraph 2 : Purpose of the Service

61-2. The funeral services are to be left largely to the discretion of the minister performing them, but he should always remember that the proper object of the service is the worship of God and the consolation of the living.

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ANTECEDENT TEXTS:
PCA 1973, Adopted text, DfW 15-2 [M1GA, Appendix, p. 161]
These funeral services are to be left largely to the discretion of the minister performing them, but he should always remember that the proper object of the service is the worship of God and the consolation of the living.

Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
The

PCUS 1894, XIV-2
These funeral services are to be left largely to the discretion of the minister performing them; but he should always remember that the proper object of the service is the warning, instruction, or consolation of the living, and be careful to avoid abusing God's word by associating the hopes of the gospel with the close of an irreligious life.



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