Below you will find the approved Second Readings (New Testament) for planning a funeral liturgy for use at any time of the year.

Please select one reading from below.

Each scripture reference is followed by a summary theme of that reading.

Click on the blue text for the entire Second Reading (New Testament).

Bring a copy of each of your four selections  (First Reading, Psalm, Second Reading, Gospel)  to your meeting with the presider. 

Please print your selected  readings in their entirety.  


E1 - Romans 5: 5-11  "We were reconciled to God through the death of his Son..."

E2 - Romans 5: 17-21  "through one righteous act acquittal and life came to all..."

E3 - Romans 6:  3-9 (long version)  "...if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall live with him..."  OR   Romans 6: 3-4, 8-9  (short version)

E4 - Romans 8: 14-23  “Those who are led by the Spirit of God are Children of God"

E5 - Romans 8: 31-35, 37-39  "If God is for us, who can be against us?"

E6 - Romans 14: 7-9, 10c-12  "This is why Christ died and came to life"

E7 - 1 Corinthians 15: 20-28 (long version)  "In Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life."  OR  1 Corinthians 15: 20-23 (short version)

E8 - 1 Corinthians 15: 51-57  "Death where is your victory?"

E9 - 2 Corinthians 4: 15-5:1  "The one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us..."

E10 - 2 Corinthians 5: 1, 6-10  "We would rather leave the body and go home..."

E11 - Philippians 3: 20-21  "He will change our lowly body..."

E12 - 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18  "If we believe that Jesus died and rose..."

E13 - 2 Timothy 2: 8-13  "Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead..."

E14 - 1 John 3: 1-2  "Beloved, we are God's children now..."

E15 - 1 John 3: 14-16  "We know that we have passed from death to life..."