Typical Funeral Order of Service Example

Welcome to the Funeral Program Site Questions and Answers video series. Today's topic is the typical order of a funeral program service. The order or flow of a funeral service can vary depending on the type of service and religious affiliations for faith-based services. Additionally, secular services may have variations based on location and the type of burial.


At the Funeral Program Site, we offer ready-made funeral programs templates with filler text to assist you in creating a program that follows a typical order of service. To provide you with an example, let's explore the service order within our filler text. Generally, each service begins with a musical prelude, followed by a processional of family and clergy walking to the front of the room.

Throughout the service, musical selections may be presented by a soloist or choir. The service typically opens with words of prayer or an invocation from the officiant, followed by scripture readings. A special tribute or speech about the deceased may be given by a speaker, followed by a time for other attendees to share reflections. The obituary or life biography may be read aloud by a family member or close friend, and this information can also be included in the funeral program.

The officiant will then provide a eulogy or words of comfort. The order of service concludes with closing remarks and a final musical selection. It is important to note that this is just an example of a typical funeral order of service, and there may be variables specific to your service. If you found this video helpful, please consider liking and subscribing to our YouTube channel.

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