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May Christ give you rest in the land of the living

and open for you the gates of paradise;

may He receive you as a citizen of the Kingdom,

and grant you forgiveness of your sins,

for you were His friend.  

 

- Orthodox Funeral Rite

 

O God,

lead us from death to life,

from falsehood to truth.

Lead us from despair to hope,

from fear to trust.

Lead us from hate to love,

from war to peace.

Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe.  

- Satish Kumar

 

O Almighty God, the God of the spirits of all flesh:

Multiply, we beseech thee, to those who rest in Jesus,

the manifold blessings of thy love,

that the good work which thou didst begin in them

may be perfected unto the day of Jesus Christ.

And of thy mercy, O heavenly Father,

grant that we, who now serve thee her on earth,

may at the least, together with them,

be partakers of thy inheritance of the saints in light;

for the sake of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. 

- Book of Common Prayer