What Is A Typical Order Of A Funeral Service

The order or flow of a funeral service varies depending on what type of service it will be. Faith based services will vary depending on the religious affiliations. There are also variations in secular services depending on location and the type of burial.

The Funeral Program Site offers ready-made funeral program templates with filler text included for a typical order of service program, to help guide you along. To get an example, let’s take a look at the service order within our filler text.

Each service typically begins with a musical prelude and may be followed by a processional, or group of either family and clergy walking to the front of the room. Musical selections may be scattered throughout the service and presented by a soloist or choir.

The service may open with open words or prayer from the officiant and may be followed by scripture readings. Next, a speaker may present a special tribute or speech of the deceased. This may be followed by a time of sharing for other attendees to give reflections.

A family member or close friend may read aloud the obituary or life biography, which can also be noted within the funeral program. The officiant also provides a eulogy or speech and words of comfort. The order of service is concluded with closing remarks and a musical selection.

This is only an example of a typical funeral order of service and may contain some variables pertaining to your service. The funeral program site offers many more resources and printed memorials, only at the funeralprogramsite.com

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