Sample Orders of Service

Feel free to use these suggested orders of service to copy and paste into your custom funeral program. You may edit and adapt the orders of service as needed.

 

Standard Headings for Orders of Service

Order of Funeral Mass
Order of Memorial Service
Order of Remembrance
Order of Service
Order of Worship

 

1 - Standard US Order of Service

Musical Prelude .............................................. Musician Name
Processional .............................................. Ministers & Family
Scripture ..................................................................... Minister
Prayer ......................................................................... Minister
Selection ...................................................................................
Acknowledgments ....................................................................
Remarks (2 minute Limit) ............................Family & Friends
Selection ...................................................................................
Obituary ...................................................................................
Selection ...................................................................................
Eulogy ........................................................................ Minister
Reviewal ..................................................... Funeral Directors
Benediction ............................................................... Minister
Recessional ................................................. Family & Friends

 

2 - Standard US Order of Service

Organ Prelude..................................................Musician Name
Processional....................................................Family, Minister
Prayer...........................................................................Minister
Scriptures.....................................................................Minister
~~Old Testament ......................................................................
~~New Testament......................................................................
Selection/Solo ...........................................................................
Acknowledgements/ Resolutions...............................................
Remarks.........................................................Family & Friends
(2 Minutes Please)
Selection/Solo ............................................................................
Obituary................................................................Read Silently
Eulogy..........................................................................Minister
Reviewal........................................................Funeral Directors
Benediction..................................................................Minister
Recessional .................................................. Family & Friends

 

3 - Standard US Order of Service

….............................*Casket Will Be Closed At The End Of
….............................The Wake And Will Not Be Reopened*
Organ Prelude........................................................................
Musical Selection ….............................................................
Scripture Reading …............................................... Minister
…....Old Testament …...........................................................
…...New Testament …..........................................................
Prayer …..................................................................Minister
Acknowledgement of Condolences.......................................
Resolutions …........................................................................
Remarks (2 Minutes) ….........................................................
Musical Selection …..............................................................
Obituary ….......................................................Read Silently
Musical Selection …..............................................................
Eulogy …................................................................ Minister
Closing Prayer ….................................................... Minister

 

4 - Standard US Catholic Order of Worship - Funeral Mass

INTRODUCTORY RITES
Gathering Hymn
Invitation to Prayer
Opening Prayer

LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading - Old Testament
Responsorial Psalm (Song of Praise)
Second Reading - New Testament / Gospel
Homily - Priest
General Intercessions/ Prayers of the Faithful

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
Presentation of the Gifts
Lord’s Prayer
Communion
Song of Farewell (Incensing)
Prayer of Commendation
Recessional Hymn (Sending Forth Hymn)

 

5 - Standard US Janazah Prayer Service

The Opening Prayer - (Al-Fathiha)
*Allah's Name. The Merciful Benefactor, the Merciful Redeemer, All Praise and Thanks belongs to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Master of the Day of Judgment. You alone do we worship and Your Aid we seek for help. Show us the straight way, the way of those on whom you have bestowed Your Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath and who go not astray.

Obituary
Words of Tributes (Two Minutes Please)
Words of Comfort

~Congregational Janazah Salat~
A Prayer With Four (Takbirs) - Words of Greatness
Prayers:
*Opening Sura From Al-Qur'an (Islamic Scripture)
*The Tashahud Prayer~Prayer for the Prophets
*Private Prayer for the Deceased
*Private Prayer for those who remain behind

 

6 - Standard Jewish Funeral Service

Musical Prelude
Processional
Viewing of Remains
Closing and Sealing of casket
Musical Selection - Name of Song
Prayer
Scriptures
Selection
Special Tribute
Reflections/Remarks - (2 minutes please)
Obituary
Eulogy
Musical Postlude