|Ancient Order of Hibernian Wake Service for a Deceased Brother
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Dear Friends and Brothers, we gather today to pray for our brother, _______________
who has gone before us in faith. He has passed from death to life in company with the Lord Jesus who died and rose to new life.
Purified now of his faults, we pray that God may welcome him among all the Saints of Heaven.
Repeat after me:
Our Response will be: Pray for him.
Our Response will be: Lord hear us.
With Christ there is mercy and fullness of redemption, let
us pray to our heavenly Father in the words that Jesus taught us:
As he hung upon the cross, Jesus gave us Mary as His Mother,
let us join all generations to call her Blessed:
The Good Shepherd leads us to lasting life; let us praise the love that has saved us:
Glory be to the Father…..
Let us pray:
Almighty God and Father, by the mystery of the Cross, you have made us strong;
by your resurrection, you have sealed us as Your own, look kindly upon your servant,
during life joined us it the bonds of
We, the members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, offer our prayers for the happy repose of his soul. Now that he has passed to his eternal reward happy in the consolation of his faith and trusting in Your infinite mercy, count him among Your Saints in Heaven.
We believe your promise to prepare a place for us. Join us all together again beyond this vale of tears in Tir N’An Og, the place of the blessed and make us companions of the Holy Angels and Saints in Your Heavenly Kingdom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
 Tír na nÓg was considered a place beyond the edges of the map, located on an island far to the west. It could be reached by either an arduous voyage or an invitation from one of its fairy residents. The isle was visited by various Irish heroes and monks in the echtrae (Adventure) and immram (Voyage) tales popular during the Middle Ages. This otherworld was a place where sickness and death do not exist. It was a place of eternal youth and beauty. Here, music, strength, life, and all pleasurable pursuits came together in a single place. Here happiness lasted forever; no one wanted for food or drink. It was the Irish equivalent of the Greek Elysium, or the Valhalla of the Norse.
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