2 November
Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

Lesser Festival

Historical Note

See The Promise of His Glory for the Eucharist for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed and A Service of Prayers and readings in Commemoration of the Faithful Departed.



Eternal God, our maker and redeemer,
grtant us, with all the faithful departed,
the sure benefits of your Son's saving passion
   and glorious resurrection
that, in the last day,
when you gather up all things in Christ,
we may with them enjoy the fullness of your promises;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.           [ASB*]


Lamentations 3:17-26,31-33 or Wisdom 3:1-9
Psalm 23 or 27:1-6,16-17
Romans 5.5-11 or 1 Peter 1:3-9
John 5:19-25 or John 6:37-40



God of love,
may the death and resurrection of Christ,
which we have celebrated in this eucharist
bring us, with all the faithful departed,
into the peace of your eternal home.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ,
our rock and our salvation,
to whom be glory for time and for eternity. Amen.           [POHG*]


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