[The members on arriving at tne grave will form a circle at the
proper time. The Worthy Orator will then read:]
My Sisters and Brethren. We are assembled here
upon this solemn occasion and in this consecrated place, to
pay thellast tribute of respect to an honered and beloved
member of our Court and Order Let us ever be reminded
by the shortnees of life which should constrain us to do all
the good we can and scatter seeds of kindness and love
wherever we go.
Let us so live that we may have the consciousness when
called hence to know that if this earthly house of our tab¬
ernacle were dissolved we have a building of God eternal
in the Heavens.
Sister (or Brother), we lay thee dowtr to rest, and return
thy dust to mother earth, whence it came. We do pledge
ourselves here by thine uncovered grave to sustain and
maintain the principles o\ Fidelity, Harmony and Love,
and to keep thy memory ever green in our hearts, and
there build a monument to thee that the finger of time will
be unable to efface. We hope to meet thee when the
Arch-ano-ePs trump shall summon us to the heavenly court.
Till then we bid thee a loving farewell.
A sprig of evergreen will then be deposited in the grave.
Orator—Let us pray.
Oh God, Thou Supreme Counselor and Protector of all
who look to Thee for counsel and protection, in whon.
there is no change; we come to Thee at this time and fer
vently ask for thy divine help, in this our affliction. W