May the angels lead you into Paradise.May the martyrs come to greet you on the way. May they lead you home to the holy city, to the new and eternal Jerusalem.3
where a person [inters] the body of [one’s] dead…because both the affection [in life] chose a spot which was holy, and after the body is there...the recalling to mind of that holy spot renews and increases the affection which had preceded.5
- recreates us;
- keeps us closely connected with Jesus and one another, living and deceased;
- and increases our affection for Jesus and one another, living and deceased.
- St. Augustine, On the Care To Be Had for the Dead, 6.
- Eucharistic Prayer I. Each Eucharistic Prayer remembers the faithful departed with different wording.
- Order of Christian Funerals 176, 203, 294, 315, 339.
- On the Care To Be Had for the Dead. Seventeen times in its 23 sections: Sections 1; 5; 6 (3 times); 7 (4 times); 9 (3 times); 10; 11 (2 times); 22 (2 times).
- Ibid., 7.
- Prayer after Communion, Order of Christian Funerals, 410