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Last Updated: Friday, 11 June, 2004, 10:46 GMT 11:46 UK
Reagan funeral: Order of Service
The following is the order of service for the funeral of Ronald Reagan at Washington's national cathedral, on Friday 11 June 2004 starting at 1130 EDT (1530 GMT).

Reception of the body

Anthems in Procession, the Reverend John Danforth.

Collect for Burial.


Reading from the Hebrew scriptures, Rabbi Kushner. Isaiah 40: 28-31.

Reading from a sermon of John Winthrop, Justice O'Connor. Preached Aboard the Arabella, 1630.

Anthem - Jerusalem. Sung by the Cathedral Choir.


Tribute by former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Video-taped tribute by former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher.

Tribute by former US President George Bush Sr.

Tribute by current US President George W Bush.

Anthem - William Steffe. Sung by the Armed Forces Chorus with the US Marine Chamber Orchestra.

Reading from the Gospel according to Matthew, by Cardinal McCarrick, Catholic Archbishop of Washington. 5:14-16.


Homily by Rev Danforth.

Anthem tune - New Britain. Sung by Ronan Tynan.

Lord's Prayer.

Prayers of the People. Right Rev Theodore Eastman, Vicar of Washington National Cathedral.

Hymn - Ode to Joy.

The commendation. Rev Danforth.

The blessing. Right Rev John Bryson Chane, Bishop of Washington and Dean of the Cathedral.

Dismissal. Bishop Eastman.

Anthem - Nick Glennie Smith. Sung by the Armed Forces Chorus with the US Marine Chamber Orchestra.

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