16 September 2006

From the Funeral Liturgy

Speaking of praying for the dead, another petition of the Prayer of the Church at the funeral liturgy also embraces the "dead" Christians (truly an oxymoron!) as well as the living ones:

Grant that *all who have been nourished* by the holy body and blood of Your Son may be raised to immortality and incorruption to be seated with Him at Your heavenly banquet.

1 comment:

christopher3rd said...

This prayer also encompasses all those who have fallen away from the faith, but who have communed of the Lord's Body and Blood at some time in the past.