Ancient Order of Hibernian Wake Service for a Deceased Brother
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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:

 

Lord have Mercy …… 

Lord have Mercy …… 

Christ have Mercy …… 

Christ have Mercy …… 

Lord have Mercy …… 

Lord have Mercy …… 

 

Our Response will be:  Pray for him.

 

Holy Mary, Mother of God

Pray for him. 

Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

Pray for him. 

Saint Brigid

Pray for him. 

Saint Columcille

Pray for him.

Saint Oliver Plunkett

Pray for him. 

Saint [name of deceased’s patron saint]

Pray for him.

All the Saints and Martyrs of Heaven

Pray for him. 

 

Our Response will be:  Lord hear us.

 

Christ pardon all his faults.

Lord hear us.

Christ remember the good he has done.

Lord hear us.

Christ receive him into eternal life.

Lord hear us.

Christ comfort all who mourn.

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: 
Our Father…..

 

As he hung upon the cross, Jesus gave us Mary as His Mother, let us join all generations to call her Blessed: 
Hail Mary….. 

 

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,

__________________________________, who during life joined us it the bonds of
Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.

 

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,[1] 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.

  • Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
  • May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen
  • Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord.
  • And let perpetual light shine upon him.
  • May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


This new ritual format was created by our National Chaplin, Fr. Tom O'Donnell, and approved by those attending the National Convention this past July.



[1] 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.

Click here to see more about Tír na nÓg in Wikipedia