Monthly Archives: July 2011

On Reverse Trolling

I recently blogged about how Facebook has changed the game regarding  the phenomenon of “trolling” because in theory it’s about going online with your real identity rather than a fake one, but people *do* assume pseudonyms on FB. Unlike email or message boards, however, for an admin or moderator, there’s really no way to tell if it’s the same person posting under 2 identities.

Well, another way Facebook has changed things is the concept of membership.

In the traditional scenario, a person joins a listserv or bulletin board, or visits a blog.  That person reads and decides, “Hey!  I have something to say!”  Maybe the person has something constructive to say, something supportive, something oppositional, or something destructive.  However, the person decides he or she wants to contribute to the discussion.  If the site is open, he or she posts a comment.  Otherwise, he or she signs on for a membership.   In either case, the person *chooses* to join the discussion.

Well, much ado was made a while back about a relatively new feature on Facebook where users can add their friends to groups.  They used to just suggest them.  Now, if someone thinks you should be on the “Moms who think Anthony Wiggle is Hot” group, they can just add you to that group, and, voila!, you’re a Mom Who Thinks Anthony Wiggle is Hot.

So, in the old days, a “troll” was someone who joined an online group just to be destructively oppositional, and would often get kicked off of said online community for bad behavior.

Now, on Facebook, if someone doesn’t like what you have to say about a particular topic, they can actually sign you up to their group of like-minded individuals and bait you into responding, so they can gang up on you.

A few weeks ago, this happened in a discussion of modesty.  I took the moderate stance I usually do on the topic.  A woman told me about some pro-modesty FB group and told me I should join it–I wasn’t clear if she wanted me to join it because she thought I would fit in or because she thought I needed a lesson.

Well, I looked at the group’s page, and it was mostly a bunch of radTrads being rather immodest in how they were talking about the Pope, Vatican II and the Divine Liturgy.  I decided I wanted no part of it, especially since just a few days before I had officially renounced calling myself a “traditionalist” because I was sick of being told by sedevacantists, etc., that I’m not “real traditionalist.”

Well, before I knew it, I was on this modesty group, signed up by the woman who “recommended” me.  Thanks.

Recently, some people started a “Catholic Spiritual Warfare” page, which is really a “We Hate Harry Potter” page.  Then they sign up anyone who does not think it’s a mortal sin to touch a HP book so they can lynch him  or her.

They did it to a friend of mine a couple days ago.

Then I went on the site last night, and commented on a thread about Fr. Amorth to say that he’s a good source but not very credible in some respects, and we shouldn’t listen to him when he makes blanket statements about bishops being satanists, because even if that’s likely true, the way he makes these blanket statements leads people to mistrust bishops in general.  This led to a good old fashioned flame war, where I was declared to be
a) educated–and “school doesn’t teach  you anything”
b) uneducated
c) a contraception supporter
d) an occultist
e) someone who thinks it’s OK for some people to read _Harry Potter_ books (at this point, they said, “Well, that says enough about your character.”)

So, now, instead of an antagonistic person joining a group of like minded people to antagonize them, now the antagonistic people can form groups, bait people who disagree with them but are looking for intellectual conversation into a discussion, and then gang up on the person they disagree with so they can feel superior and *then* after all that, accuse the person *they* brought into their group of being a troll.

“And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love!
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love!”

Carmelite Litany

Note: I composed the following Litany based upon the terms explained in this article by The Adoremus Bulletin. It should be appropriate for liturgical use, if so desired, and most certainly for private use. To be included in liturgical use, the person must at least be beatified. I have included two famous but not yet beatified Carmelites, for private devotion, and put their names in red. I included saints who were not Carmelites but closely affiliated with the Order and put their names in Navy blue. I’m not sure if the invocation to the Infant Jesus is appropriate for public devotion, so I marked that in green. Traditionally, the saints are only invoked by Bl or St. and first name, unless the last name or “of X” part is needed for clarification. Therefore, the Saint’s distinguishing title is put in brackets, per the explanation in the above article.

Carmelite Saints
O beautiful flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure Virgin, assist us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Show us that you are our Mother!

Lord, Have Mercy on Us/Lord, Have Mercy on Us
Christ, Have Mercy on Us/Christ, Have Mercy on Us
Lord Have Mercy on Us/Lord Have Mercy on Us

Christ, Hear Us/Christ, Graciously Hear us

God, the Father of Heaven/Have Mercy on Us
God, the Son, Redeemer of the World/Have Mercy on Us
God, the Holy Spirit/Have Mercy on Us
Holy Trinity, one God/Have Mercy on Us

Divine Infant Jesus [of Prague]/Have Mercy on Us

Holy Mary, Mother of God/Pray for Us.
Holy, Virgin of Virgins/Pray for Us.
Mother of Divine Grace/Pray for Us.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/Pray for Us.
Mother and Ornament of Carmel/Have Mercy on Us
Patroness of all who wear the Scapular/Pray for Us.
Hope of all Who Die Wearing the Scapular/Pray for Us.
Mystical Rose/Pray for Us.
Star of the Sea/Pray for Us.
Our Lady of Guadalupe/Pray for Us.
Our Lady of Fatima/Pray for Us.
Queen of all Saints/Pray for Us.
Queen conceived without original sin/Pray for Us.
Queen assumed into heaven/Pray for Us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary/Pray for Us.
Queen of families/Pray for Us.
Queen of peace/Pray for Us.

All holy angels/Pray for Us.

Holy Father Elijah/Pray for Us.
St. Elisha/Pray for Us.
Sts. Joachim and Anne, Protectors of Carmel/Pray for Us.
St. John the Baptist/Pray for Us.
St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart/Pray for Us.
St. Joseph, chaste spouse of Mary/Pray for Us.
St. Joseph, our patron/Pray for Us.
All holy Patriarchs and Prophets/Pray for Us.

St. Peter/Pray for Us.
St. Paul/Pray for Us.
St. John [the Evangelist]/Pray for Us.
All holy Apostles and Disciples of Our Lord/Pray for Us.

St. Angelus/Pray for Us.
Bl. Denis and Redemptus/Pray for Us.
Bl. Jean-Baptiste [Duverneuil]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Michael-Aloysius [Brulard]/Pray for Us.
Bl. James [Gagnot]/Pray for Us
Bl. Jacques Retouret/Pray for Us
Bl. Teresa [of St. Augustine] and Companions [of Compiegne]/Pray for Us.
St. Pedro Castroverde/Pray for Us.
Bl. Isidore [Bakanja]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Maria Mercedes [Prat]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Angel Prat and Companions/Pray for Us.
Bl. Carmelo Maria Moyano Linares and Companions/Pray for Us.
Bl. Maria Pilar [of St. Francis Borgia]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Teresa [of the Child Jesus and of St. John of the Cross]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Maria Angeles [of St. Joseph]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Maria Sagrario [of St. Aloysius Gonzaga]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Titus Brandsma/Pray for Us.
Bl. Hilary Januszewski/Pray for Us.
St. Teresa Benedicta [of the Cross]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Alphonsus Mary [Mazurek] and Companions/Pray for Us.
All Holy Martyrs/Pray for Us.

St. Albert of Jerusalem/Pray for Us.
St. Peter [Thomas]/Pray for Us.
St. Andrew [Corsini]/Pray for Us.
St. John Paul [II]/Pray for Us.
All Holy Bishops and Doctors of the Church/Pray for Us.

Holy Mother Teresa [of Jesus, of Avila]/Pray for Us.
St. John [of the Cross]/Pray for Us.
St. Therese [of the Child Jesus, of Lisieux]/Pray for Us.

St. Simon [Stock]/Pray for Us.
St. Albert [of Trapani]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Nuno [Alvares Pereira]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Aloysius Rabata/Pray for Us.
Bl. John [Soreth]/Pray for Us.
Ven. Miguel de la Fuente/Pray for Us.
Bl. Bartholomew/Pray for Us.
Bl. Baptist [Spagnoli]/Pray for Us.
St. Peter [of Alcantara]/Pray for Us.
St. Francis [Borgia, SJ]/Pray for Us.
Ven. John Dominic Lucchesi/Pray for Us.
Ven. Jerome Terzo/Pray for Us.
Ven. Cyril [of the Mother of God]/Pray for Us.
Brother Lawrence [of the Resurrection]/Pray for Us.

Bl. Francis [Palau y Quer]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Kuriakos Elias [Chavara]/Pray for Us.
St. Henry [de Osso y Cervello]/Pray for Us.
St. Raphael [Kalinowski]/Pray for Us.
St. George [Preca]/Pray for Us.

Bl. Frances D’Amboise/Pray for Us
Bl. Jane Scopelli/Pray for Us.
Bl. Archangela Girlani/Pray for Us.
Ven. Mariangela/Pray for Us.
Ven. Serafina/Pray for Us.
Ven. Rosemary Serio/Pray for Us.

St. Mary Magdalene [de Pazzi]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Mary of the Incarnation/Pray for Us.
Bl. Anne [of St. Bartholomew]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Mary [of Jesus]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Mary [of the Angels]/Pray for Us.
St. Teresa Margaret [Redi of the Sacred Heart]/Pray for Us.
St. Joachina [de Vedruna]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Mary [of Jesus Crucified]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Josepha [Naval Girbes]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Teresa Maria [Manetti of the Cross]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Candelaria/Pray for Us.
St. Teresa of Jesus [of the Andes]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Elia [of St. Clement]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Maria Teresa Scrilli/Pray for Us.
Bl. Elizabeth [of the Trinity]/Pray for Us.
Bl. Maria Candida [of the Eucharist]/Pray for Us.
Ven. Mary Angeline Teresa/Pray for Us.
St. Maria Maravillas [of Jesus]/Pray for Us.
All Holy Priests and Religious/Pray for Us.

Sts. Louis and Zelie [Martin, SFO]/Pray for Us.
All Holy Men and Women/Pray for Us.

All you Saints of Carmel, intercede for us
All you Saints of God, intercede for us

We sinners/We beseech You to hear us
That You would spare us/We beseech You to hear us
That You would pardon us/We beseech You to hear us
That You would bring us to true penance/We beseech You to hear us
That You would deign to govern and preserve your holy Church/We beseech You to hear us
That You will guide and protect Our Order/We beseech You to hear us
That You would deign to preserve our Apostolic Prelate, and all orders of the Church in holy religion/We beseech You to hear us
That You would deign to humble the enemies of Holy Church/We beseech You to hear us
That You would deign to give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes/We beseech You to hear us
That You would deign to grant peace and unity to all Christian people/We beseech You to hear us
That You would deign to call back to the unity of the Church all who have strayed from the truth and lead all unbelievers to the light of the Gospel/We beseech You to hear us
That You will bring many vocations to the Carmelite Orders/We beseech You to hear us
That You would deign to confirm and preserve us in your holy service/We beseech You to hear us
That You would lift up our minds to heavenly desires/We beseech You to hear us
That You would render eternal blessings to all our benefactors/We beseech You to hear us
That You would deliver our souls and the souls of our brethren in Carmel, relations and benefactors, from eternal damnation/We beseech You to hear us
That You would deign to give and preserve the fruits of the earth/We beseech You to hear us
That you would deign to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, particularly from the Order of Carmel/We beseech You to hear us
That you would deign graciously to hear us/We beseech You to hear us
Son of God/We beseech You to hear us

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,
R/ spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,
R/ graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,
R/ have mercy on us.

V/ Christ, hear us.
R/ Christ, graciously hear us.

V/ Lord, have mercy.
R/ Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Our Father . . .

Lord, may the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother,
and the prayers of all the saints of Carmel,
help us to walk steadfastly in their footsteps,
and by their prayers and good works
ever further the cause of Your Church.
We ask this through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

Adoremus Bulletin explains the Litany of the Saints

Adoremus on the Litany of the Saints

The above is a great article explaining the proper use and alteration of the Litany of the Saints. It explains the order to use if you want to write your own litany of the saints, and other issues.

For example, praying a litany on Nov. 2 or in a cemetary, you say, “pray for them,” and it’s OK to pray for an individual and say, “pray for him/her” instead of “us”, as they did at JPII’s funeral.

The article also gives the current liturgical Litany of the Saints as issued by the Church in 2000, including invocations of St. Abraham, St. Moses and St. Elijah.

Who is truly disabled?

We say that someone is “blind” who is misled or misleading,
Yet it is the sighted who judge by appearances.
We say that someone is “deaf” who does not understand,
Yet it is the hearing who eavesdrop and listen to gossip.
We say that someone is “lame” who is out of touch,
Yet it is those with legs who walk past others in need.
We say that someone is “heartless” who is cruel,
Yet it is those with functioning hearts who engage in violence.
We say that someone is “dumb” who does not speak,
Yet it is those who speak who say stupid things.
We say that someone is “retarded” who makes simple mistakes,
Yet it is the intelligent who make evil plans.

Forget Harry Potter: Let’s Talk about Madame Bovary

Not a lot of fiction works were on the _Index of Forbidden Books_, but one that *was* on the list was Gustave Flaubert’s _Madame Bovary_. Another was Victor Hugo’s _Les Miserables_ (and I know a lot of Catholics, including a lot of Traditionalists, who think very highly of Les Miz). The books on the Index, such as the King James translation of the Bible (not, as Jack Chick types try to say, the Bible in general, just that one horribly biased translation), were not completely banned or forbidden by the Church. The Index just meant that those books could not be read without proper credentials or supervision.

Flannery O’Connor speaks somewhere of how the Church is far more generous in Her own limited censorship than the laity are, how a large percentage of Catholic laity seem to want a literature so closely censored as to be what Plato describes in _The Republic_: only good and wholesome stories about people who do only good and wholesome things. O’Connor argues that this is a kind of inverse pornography, and equally evil: where pornography distorts human nature to exaggerate and glorify evil, the kind of overly moral literature many people expect is such a falsely good picture of human nature that it will lead its readers to a view of life that is as delusional as that of the pornography addict. Authentic literature needs to depict both the flaws and the strengths of human nature, to show realistic actions with realistic consequences.

O’Connor regarded _Madame Bovary_ as her favorite novel, and no less an Evangelical than Phil Vischer regards it as a clear-cut fable about the wages of sin (so much so that he based a _VeggieTale_, _Madame Blueberry_, on it). Nevertheless, _Madame Bovary_ *was* on the Index, and its author, Gustave Flaubert, was definitely a libertine and a pervert. It makes a great example because, like the _Harry Potter_ books, it can go either way. If the Index still existed, Rowling’s books might very well be on it, but only because the point of the Index was to say, “Read these books with caution,” and I’m the first to admit Rowling’s books should be read with caution.

However, to say that it’s wrong for a Catholic to ever read these books, or to say that merely owning copies of them is going to get one’s home infested with demons, is to engage in a level of censorship that the Church Herself does not support, and did not even support *before* Vatican II (maybe under the Spanish Inquisition, yes, but to that end, see St. Teresa of Avila).

We can go back and forth on the merits-and-demerits debate, or about the chess game of “whose expert trumps whose”. It would be nice if Tom Howard would have come out with something one way or the other about the books. He’s retired now, and in poor health last I spoke with him, so I doubt he has the strength to mount any kind of significant critique, if he hasn’t yet read them. However, he would be the one person whose views on literature I respect enough to assent if he said, “These are clearly evil.” Somehow, though, I’d imagine he wouldn’he t.
A few years ago on his blog, Phil Vischer noted that many of those who criticize Harry Potter today would probably have denounced Lewis and Tolkein *if they were writing today* rather than having them handed down as “good Christian literature.” I asked Vischer if that meant he approved of the books, and I shared some of my wife’s observations about the under-emphasized Christian references in them. He said he was still generally inclined to be against them too (though those were interesting points), but that he disagreed with many of the arguments raised by the anti-HP crowd, since they really could just as easily apply to all fiction. Even more so, Mark Shea pointed out when I referenced Tom Howard in a recent discussion, that many of J. K. Rowling’s critics would probably be aghast at Charles Williams!

In related news, I’ve been quoted by Mark Shea on his blog, though not by name (he was quoting something I said on Facebook):
Mark:
“A Reader Observes:”
Me:

It strikes me that the same people who
a) criticize Harry Potter for “lying for a good cause” are generally the same people who praise Lila Rose for “lying for a good cause”.
b) criticize Harry Potter for his disobedience to authority are generally the same people who support Fr. Corapi’s disobedience to authority.
c) say that condemnations of Harry Potter by Fr. Amorth and Fr. Euteneuer are dogmatic because “they’re exorcists,” but if you tell the same people that Bishop Andrea Gemma, who used to teach Exorcism at Pontifical Gregorian, says Medjugorje is Satanic and a door to the occult, they’ll tell you he’s not an authority and he’s just an evil Satanist himself, trying to undermine the Church.

Mark: “Yes, it is striking the amount of gnat-straining and camel swallowing that goes on in accordance with the Ox Gore Principle. ”

Using the “A” Word: Is Harry Potter more dangerous than Scooby Doo?

A few weeks ago, the neighbor’s grandson was visiting and asked my kids, “Do you like _Bakugan_?” They said, “We’re not allowed to watch it”. Now, they’re not specifically *disallowed*; it just falls under the category of “They’re only allowed to watch something that’s pre-approved, and I see no point in bothering with new untested stuff when they’ve got more than enough to watch as it is”.
Anyway, as this pattern had come up in previous conversations, he said, “Are you guys allowed to watch *anything*??”

My kids are more sheltered than most kids, though Mary and I are quite liberal by the standards of a lot of homeschoolers and traditionalists. My approach is to teach them about how to think critically and recognize dangers in the culture (how many 4-9 year olds have received dinner table lessons on postmodernism, Gnosticism, freemasonry, etc.?)

Other than perhaps seeing a few minutes of one of the movies at their grandparents’ house or “peeking downstairs” when they were supposed to be in bed, they’ve never watched a _Harry Potter_ movie or read/been read one of the books. My wife and I fully agree with those (including J.K. Rowling herself) who would say they’re not age appropriate. Nevertheless, it struck me the other day that Allie was not quite 4 years old when I took her to see _The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe_. I kept asking her if she was scared, and she kept saying she wasn’t. I practically jumped into *her* lap a couple times. I immediately began reading all of them _The Magician’s Nephew_ after we saw the first film. They’ve seen every film adaptation of LWW, the entire “Wonderworks” _Chronicles of Narnia_ series and all the Walden Pictures versions. I’ve read them some of the books.

The other morning, Joe, age 5, said, “Abracadabra, make X appear!” I didn’t catch what he was talking about. I think one of us adults wasn’t acting quickly enough to get him something, so he jokingly suggested he’d use magic. I’m not sure where he picked up the idea–probably from _Scooby Doo_, since he’s a huge “Scooby Doo” fan.

However, it struck me that most of those who vociferously condemn the _Harry Potter_ books *probably* see no problem in _Scooby Doo_ (at least the older stuff), Loooney Tunes or other “classic” cartoons. They may object to *some*, but most probably see certain cartoons as “OK”, and I know for certain that some of the people I know who dislike HP have talked favorably of “older” cartoons. However, just about any cartoon series you can name has dealt at some level with sorcery, often depicting it as positive, harmless, comic, etc.

We all have heard Bugs Bunny or Scooby Doo or Mickey Mouse say “hocus pocus,” even though every Catholic should take deep offense at that old anti-Catholic term. “Hocus pocus” is a Protestant mockery of “hoc est corpus Meum”, used in suggesting the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is black magic (i.e., “all that hocus pocus stuff”). We’ve heard the same characters use the expression “abracadabra.”

Now, I don’t know if “hocus pocus” is used in the Harry Potter books–the only reference a brief Google search turns up is that in one of the early books, Harry uses “hocus pocus” in teasing his bully of a cousin. So it’s apparently not a “real” spell in any of the books, but Rowling doesn’t debunk it, either.

However, in the Potter books, abracadabra–or “Avada Kedavra,” as Rowling renders it’s “original” form, is one of the three “unforgivable curses,” the Killing Curse. In the “real world,” the “abracadabra” spell came from Aramaic words meaning “Create as I say,” and was recommended by ancient “physicians” as a spell to cure certain diseases. Rowling, in a 2004 interview, said she understood the original word to mean “let the thing be destroyed,” where “the thing” was disease (see this article).

“Does anyone know where avada kedavra came from? It is an ancient spell in Aramaic, and it is the original of abracadabra, which means ‘let the thing be destroyed.’ Originally, it was used to cure illness and the ‘thing’ was the illness, but I decided to make it the ‘thing’ as in the person standing in front of me. I take a lot of liberties with things like that. I twist them round and make them mine.” (“J. K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival”)

That’s kind of interesting. We hear a lot from anti-HP people about how Rowling uses “real spells”, and apparently she uses “real terms” used in “real” witchcraft, but by her own admission she only does a little bit of research and makes up the rest, repurposing things.

So, in this case, she’s taken a word that many today consider “harmless” and made it the most harmful spell one can utter. She’s taken a “spell” that in its use in “real” magic was meant as a “white magic” healing spell and made it the epitome of “black magic.” Interesting, huh?

Oh, and the evil spell Avara Kedavara can only be resisted by self-sacrificial love. Interesting.

And so, my son, who’s been exposed to all the “harmless” cartoon characters but not to the “harmful” Harry Potter,” might thought better of casually saying “abracadabra” as a joke if he did know about Harry Potter. . . . . Interesting.

My Funeral, and thereabouts.

Basics of what I want for my funeral, when the time comes:
1. Somewhere in the mix, I want the following hymns:
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Now We Remain
On Eagle’s Wings
I am the Bread of Life
excerpts from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem (or the whole thing, if in the usus antiquor).

2. Readings, if the Eucharistic Liturgy is in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite:
Sirach, Chapter 18:1-13
Psalm 15 or Psalm 127
1 John 1-10
John 6:48-64

3. Ideally, I’d like the liturgy to be according to the usus antiquor of the Roman Rite or according to the Byzantine Rite, which might obviate parts of 1 & 2. Regardless of Mass, I would like to have the Office of the Dead prayed in community for me the day of my funeral, as well as the Rosary (Luminous Mysteries), Divine Mercy Chaplet (at 3 PM) and Paraklesis

So, ideally:

Scenario 1:
In the morning, Office of the Dead–Office of Readings and Morning Prayer according to the modern Roman Rite, with “Now We Remain” as the opening hymn.
Just before Mass, “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring”.
Holy Mass in the usus antiquor of the Roman Rite, with Lloyd Webber’s settings.
“I Am the Bread of Life” for Communion.
At 3 in the Afternoon a Eucharistic Holy Hour (give or take) consisting of
O Salutaris/Exposition
Come, Holy Spirit
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Sirach, Chapter 18:1-13
Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
1 John 1-10
Service of Paraklesis recited; chanted if possible, with John 6:48-64 as the Gospel
Vespers according to the modern Roman Rite, with “On Eagle’s Wings” as the opening hymn.
Benediction, with Tantum Ergo, the Te Deum and Flos Carmeli as the hymns. St. Michael Prayer.

Scenario 2:
Office of the Dead, Office of Readings and Morning prayer, according to the modern Roman Rite, with “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” as the opening hymn.
Funeral according to the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

At 3 o’clock, Eucharistic Exposition and Holy Hour (give or take):
O Salutaris
Divine Mercy Chaplet
“Now We Remain”
Rosary, Luminous Mysteries
“On Eagle’s Wings”
Sirach, Chapter 18:1-13
1 John 1-10
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Requiem, parts 1-4
John 6:48-64
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Requiem, parts 5-8
Evening Prayer from the modern Office of the Dead, “I Am the Bread of Life” as the hymn
Benediction, with Tantum Ergo, Te Deum, and Flos Carmeli as the hymns. St. Michael Prayer.

Scenario 3:

Office of the Dead, modern Roman Rite, combined with the funeral liturgy in the Ordinary Form.
Hymns:
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Now We Remain
On Eagle’s Wings
I am the Bread of Life

Readings:
Sirach, Chapter 18:1-13
Psalm 15 or Psalm 127
1 John 1-10
John 6:48-64

At 3 o’clock:
Exposition, with O Salutaris
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Rosary (Luminous)
Lloyd Webber Requiem
Paraklesis
Evening Prayer from the Office of the Dead
Benediction, with Tantum Ergo, Te Deum, Flos Carmeli and St. Michael Prayer

Here is the text of the Byzantine Funeral Service