The brethren shall meet at the Lodge. The W M. Avill open the
Lodge and give it into the hands of the Senior Marshal. The Mar¬
shal will form his procession in the following order and move to
where the corpse is and from thence to the church:
1. Two Sentinels with drawn swords.
3. First Degree Workmen.
4. Second Degree Workmen.
§. Third Degree Workmen.
6. Secretary and Treasurer.
7 Chaplain,with Holy Bible on cushion covered with black cloth.
8. Right and Left Supporters.
9. M. W. M. andD. M.
10. Fourth Degree Workmen.
11. Pallbearers. (.Hearse.) Pallbearers.
12. Friends of the family, etc.
At the church the Marshal will form the procession with open
ranks for corpse to pass through, after which the column will march
into the church and be seated at the sound of the gavel. After the
sermon the coffin may be opened and the remains viewed by the
AT THE GRAVE.
Chap.—If a man dieth, shall he live again?
Response or answer by the Brethren—Yea, -the day cometh and
the hour draweth nigh when all that are in their graves shall hear the
voice of the Son of God and come forth.
Chap.—They that have done good to the resurrection of life and
they that have done evil to the resurrection of damnation.
Response by all.—Lord have mercy upon us; Christ have mercy
upon us; Lord have mercy upon us.
Chap.—Brothers, in the midst of life we are in death. It be¬
hooves us to seek succor of the Lord, who for our sins is justly dis¬
Response by all.—Yet, 0, Lord! Most Holy God of Heaven and
Earth, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.
Chap.—In hope of the resurrection and eternal life we commit to
the ground the body of our deceased brother. Out of the earth it
was taken, to the earth shall it return.
(cast earth on the coffin.)
Response by all.—Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.