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Old Testament Readings

OT 1–2 Macc. 12:43-46 (Expiation for the Dead)

OT 2–Job 19:1, 23-27a (My Vindicator Lives)

OT 3–Eccles. 3:1-8 (For Everything There is a Season)

OT 4–Wisdom 3:1-6, 9 (Counsels of God on Suffering)

OT 5–Wisdom 4:7-15 (On Early Death)

OT 6–Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9 (The Mountain of the Lord)

OT 7–Lam. 3:17-26 (It is Good to Hope in the Lord)

OT 8–Daniel 12:1-3 (Many Who Sleep Shall Awake)


New Testament Readings

NT 1–Acts 10:34-36, 42-43 (Jesus Christ is Lord of All)

NT 2–Romans 5:5-11 (Hope Does Not Disappoint)

NT 3–Romans 5:17-21 (Grace and Life through Christ)

NT 4–Romans 6:3-4, 8-9 (Freedom from Sin; Life in God)

NT 5–Romans 8:14-23 (Children of God)

NT 6–Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39 (God’s Love in Christ)

NT 7–Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12 (Live and Die for Christ)

NT 8–1 Cor. 15:20-23 (Christ the First fruits)

NT 9–1 Cor. 15:51-57 (Where, O Death, is your Victory?)

NT 10–2 Cor. 4:14-5:1 (Eternal Dwelling in Heaven)

NT 11–2 Cor. 5:1, 6:10 (We Walk by Faith)

NT 12–Phil. 3:20-21 (Our Citizenship is in Heaven)

NT 13–1 Thess. 4:13-18 (Hope for the Christian Dead)

NT 14–2 Tim. 2:8-13 (If We Have Died with Him, We Shall Also Live with Him)

NT 15–2 Tim. 4:7-8 (I Have Fought the Good Fight)

NT 16–1 John 3:1-2 (The Love of the Father)

NT 17–1 John 3:14-16 (We Have Passed from Death to Life Because We Love)

NT 18–Revelation 14:13 (Blessed are the Dead who Die in the Lord)

NT 19–Revelation 20:11-21:1 (The Book of Life)

NT 20–Revelation 21:1-5a, 6b-7 (The New Heaven and the New Earth)