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Order of Service for state funeral of Ronald Wilson Reagan, 11:30 am, June 11, 2004
Washington National Cathedral ^ | June 11, 2004 | Washington National Cathedral

Posted on 06/10/2004 8:47:06 PM PDT by churchillbuff

THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL Washington National Cathedral 11 June 2004 at 11:30 am

RONALD WILSON REAGAN

Fortieth President of the United States 1911-2004

Celebrant

The Reverend John C. Danforth

Participants

The Right Reverend John Bryson Chane Bishop of Washington and Dean of the Cathedral

The Right Reverend A. Theodore Eastman Vicar, Washington National Cathedral

His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick Catholic Archbishop of Washington

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America

Imam Mohammad Magid Ali Imam and Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society

Readers

Rabbi Harold Kushner The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor

Tributes

The President of the United States President George H. W. Bush The Right Honourable the Baroness Thatcher, L.G., O.M., F.R.S The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

ORDER OF SERVICE RECEPTION OF THE BODY

The People stand as the procession enters.

The Celebrant is led to the center of the rood screen landing; all others to their seats.

When at about the mid-nave cross-aisle, the Celebrant begins

ANTHEMS IN PROCESSION, MR. DANFORTH

I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and though this body be destroyed, yet shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.

For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For if we live, we live unto the Lord; and if we die, we die unto the Lord. Whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.

When he has reached the rood screen landing, the Celebrant faces the congregation. When the casket is in position, and the bearers have departed, the Celebrant says

Let us pray.

COLLECT FOR BURIAL

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of thy servant Ronald, and grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of thy saints; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The People are seated.

The Celebrant goes to his stall as the first and second readers are led to the lectern. The first reader steps up to the reading desk.

READING FROM THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES RABBI KUSHNER ISAIAH 40:28-31

A reading from Isaiah.

Hast thou not known? Hast though not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary. There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Here ends the reading.

The first reader steps down to the landing, and the second reader steps up to the reading desk

READING, JUSTICE O’CONNOR PREACHED ABOARD THE ARABELLA

From a sermon of John Winthrop, preached in 1630.

Now the only way…to provide for our posterity, is to follow the counsel of Micah, to do justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly with our God.… We must delight in each other; make others’ conditions our own; rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission and community in the work, as members of the same body.… The Lord will be our God, and delight to dwell among us, as His own people.… For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.

The second reader steps down, and both readers are led back to their seats.

A lectern is placed on the rood screen landing center for Mr. Mulrony.

ANTHEM TUNE: JERUSALEM SUNG BY THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR

O love of God, how strong and true, Eternal and yet ever new; Uncomprehended and unbought, Beyond all knowledge and all thought! O love of God, how deep and great, Far deeper than man’s deepest hate; Self-fed, self-kindled like the light, Changeless, eternal, infinite.

O heavenly love, how precious still, In days of weariness and ill, In nights of pain and helplessness, To heal, to comfort, and to bless! O wide-embracing, wondrous love! We read you in the sky above, We read you in the earth below, In seas that swell and streams that flow.

We read you best in him who came To bear for us the cross of shame; Sent by the Father from on high, Our life to live, our death to die. We read your power to bless and save, E’en in the darkness of the grave; Still more in resurrection light We read the fullness of your might.

O love of God, our shield and stay Through all the perils of our way! Eternal love, in you we rest Forever safe, forever blest. We will exalt you, God and King, and we will ever praise your name; We will extol you every day, and evermore your praise proclaim

Horatio Bonar, 1858

Towards the end of the anthem, Mr. Mulroney is led to the landing lectern for his tribute.

TRIBUTE, MR. MULRONEY

As Mr. Mulroney returns, the landing lectern is removed. The Celebrant stands at his stall, faces the congregation, and introduces Baroness Thatcher’s videotaped tribute, then takes his seat again.

TRIBUTE, (VIA VIDEOTAPE) BARONESS THATCHER

When the tape is finished, Mr. Bush is led to the pulpit for his tribute.

TRIBUTE, MR. BUSH

When Mr. Bush has finished, he is led back to his seat as President Bush is led to the pulpit.

TRIBUTE PRESIDENT BUSH

ANTHEM, WILLIAM STEFFE SUNG BY THE ARMED FORCES CHORUS WITH THE US MARINE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword; His truth is marching on. Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

I have seen him in the watchfires of a hundred circling camps; They have builded him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read his righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps; His day is marching on. Chorus

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me. As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on. Chorus

Julia Ward Howe

During the last chorus, the third reader is led to the lectern for the Gospel lesson.

The People stand for the Gospel

GOSPEL, CARDINAL MCCARRICK MATTHEW 5:14-16

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew.

Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”

Reader The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God.

As the reader returns to his stall, the Celebrant goes to the pulpit for the homily.

HOMILY, MR. DANFORTH

As the homilist returns to his stall, the orchestra and soloist begin the anthem.

ANTHEM TUNE: NEW BRITAIN SUNG BY RONAN TYNAN

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed!

The Lord has promised good to me; his word my hope secures; He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come; ’Tis grace that brought me safe this far, and grace will lead me home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we’d first begun.

John Newton; st. 5 John Rees

During the last verse, the Vicar is led to the bottom of the lectern steps.

The people stand for the remainder of the service, as they are able.

From his stall, the Celebrant leads the Lord’s Prayer, said by all.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Vicar steps up to the lectern reading desk to lead the prayers.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE, BISHOP EASTMAN

In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant, we beseech thee, to thy whole Church in paradise and on earth, thy light and thy peace. Amen.

Grant that all who have been baptized into Christ’s death and resurrection may die to sin and rise to newness of life, and that through the grave and gate of death we may pass with him to our joyful resurrection. Amen.

Grant to us who are still in our pilgrimage, and who walk as yet by faith, that thy Holy Spirit may lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days. Amen.

Grant to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind. Amen.

Grant to all who mourn a sure confidence in thy fatherly care, that, casting all their grief on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love. Amen.

Grant us, with all who have died in the hope of the resurrection, to have our consummation and bliss in thy eternal and everlasting glory, and, with blessed Peter and Paul and all thy saints, to receive the crown of life which thou dost promise to all who share in the victory of thy Son Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

As the Vicar is led back to his stall, the organ begins the hymn introduction.

During this hymn, those who are required for the departing ceremonies outside are unobtrusively escorted from the Cathedral.

HYMN TUNE: ODE TO JOY

Sung by all

Sing with all the saints in glory, sing the resurrection song! Death and sorrow, earth’s dark story, to the former days belong. All around the clouds are breaking, Soon the storms of time will cease; In God’s likeness, we awaken, Knowing everlasting peace.

O what glory, far exceeding, All that eye has yet perceived! Holiest hearts for ages pleading, Never that full joy conceived. God has promised, Christ prepares it, There on high our welcome waits; Ev’ry humble spirit shares it, Christ has passed th’ eternal gates.

During the last verse, vergers lead the Bishop of Washington, the Vicar, and the Celebrant to the foot of the casket, the Celebrant at the foot, the Vicar to his left, and the Bishop to his right, where they face the congregation

The Celebrant then says responsively with the people

THE COMMENDATION, MR. DANFORTH

Give rest, O Christ, to thy servant with thy saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.

Thou only art immortal, the creator and maker of mankind; and we are mortal, formed of the earth, and unto earth shall we return. For so thou didst ordain when thou createdst me, saying, “Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” All we go down to the dust; yet even at the grave we make our song: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Give rest, O Christ, to thy servant with thy saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.

The Celebrant, facing the body, says

Into thy hands, O merciful Savior, we commend thy servant Ronald. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech thee, a sheep of thine own fold, a lamb of thine own flock, a sinner of thine own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of thy mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

THE BLESSING, BISHOP CHANE

The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight;

And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.

DISMISSAL, BISHOP EASTMAN

Vicar: Let us go forth in the name of Christ. People: Thanks be to God.

As the introduction to the anthem begins, the three clerics are escorted back to their stalls.

The bodybearers come from the North transept, rotate the casket, and prepare to take it out.

During the last verse, the acolytes take their positions at the rood screen, and vergers take positions by their charges.

ANTHEM, NICK GLENNIE-SMITH SUNG BY THE ARMED FORCES CHORUS WITH THE US MARINE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

To fallen soldiers let us sing Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing Our broken brothers let us bring To the Mansions of the Lord.

No more bleeding, no more fight No prayers pleading through the night Just divine embrace, eternal light In the Mansions of the Lord.

Where no mothers cry and no children weep We will stand and guard though the angels sleep Through the ages safely keep The Mansions of the Lord.

Randall Wallace


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1 posted on 06/10/2004 8:47:08 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: churchillbuff
The Christophobes in the media will be nauseous at all this God talk.

Too bad.

2 posted on 06/10/2004 8:53:15 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Gun control = hitting your target)
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To: churchillbuff
Music for the service can be found on PDF here:

http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/pdfs/servicemusic040611.pdf

3 posted on 06/10/2004 8:55:23 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: churchillbuff

Praise God from whom all Blessings flow.


4 posted on 06/10/2004 8:56:32 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Lizavetta
all this God talk

Reagan was a believing Christian, and the funeral is in a church. To leave God out would be a big omission.

5 posted on 06/10/2004 8:57:40 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: churchillbuff

I can't say as I am "looking forward" to the funeral... but I will definitely watch it. God Bless Ronald Reagan, and God Bless this country!


6 posted on 06/10/2004 8:58:22 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

Here is the program schedule. It starts at 10:30 am Iowa Time. If I manage my early morning hours correctly, I will get to see the entire thing.


7 posted on 06/10/2004 8:58:42 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Impersonating June Cleaver since 1967)
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To: churchillbuff

I can't be there. I wish I was. Thank you for posting this.


8 posted on 06/10/2004 9:00:14 PM PDT by Ronin (We are in a war. The enemy is Islam. It's time we stopped pretending otherwise.)
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To: churchillbuff

Thank-you for posting this.


9 posted on 06/10/2004 9:00:17 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (I was humble, before I was born. -- J Frondeur Kerry)
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To: churchillbuff
Imam Mohammad Magid Ali Imam and Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society

FWIW

foreverfree

10 posted on 06/10/2004 9:00:28 PM PDT by foreverfree
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To: Iowa Granny

You're from Iowa? Didn't you folks vote for Bush over Reagan in the 1980 caucuses? Glad New Hampshire voters took a different path!


11 posted on 06/10/2004 9:00:50 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: Lizavetta
The Battle Hymn as it should be sung.

Ah, but the Episcopal Church has fallen on hard times, yes?

Be Seeing You,

Chris

12 posted on 06/10/2004 9:02:17 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "I'm on vacation on the Reagan threads. Farewell Gipper!")
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To: churchillbuff

Would someone please record it for me? VHS or DVD. I will happily pay the cost of shipping and for the tape/disk.


13 posted on 06/10/2004 9:02:27 PM PDT by Ronin (We are in a war. The enemy is Islam. It's time we stopped pretending otherwise.)
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To: churchillbuff

Actually, I'm from Minnesota, but I go by the name of Iowa Granny in order to keep everyone guessing.


14 posted on 06/10/2004 9:02:35 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Impersonating June Cleaver since 1967)
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To: churchillbuff

forgot to add this at the end of my post: ;>)


15 posted on 06/10/2004 9:03:19 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Impersonating June Cleaver since 1967)
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To: churchillbuff

Why is there an iman at this service? Will he show up?

My company lost 175 people on September 11th. We had two services for the company - one in New York and one in Chicago (headquarters). An iman was invited to both. They never showed up. They never said why. They blew the services off. I think they didn't want to stand on the altar with Christians and Jews.

I think they didn't want to admit or face what their "brethren" had done.

I think islam is the communism of the 21st century. I think islam is evil.


16 posted on 06/10/2004 9:05:52 PM PDT by Rollee
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To: churchillbuff
One of George Bush's ancestors (his 12th great grandfather) sailed with the Winthrop Fleet and possibly heard that Rev. John Winthrop sermon on The Arabella. There were several ships in the Winthrop sailing and the records for the Arabella are sketchy at best.

BTW, GWB is related to Winston Churchill (15th cousin, twice removed).

17 posted on 06/10/2004 9:09:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004))
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To: Ronin

I am recording the events on vhs and will be sending them to sushiman, also in Japan.

can you two hook up somehow? he is on one of the southern islands. forgot which one.


18 posted on 06/10/2004 9:09:51 PM PDT by the crow (I'm from the government. I'm here to help.)
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To: section9
The Battle Hymn as it SHOULD be sung

I assume you refer to this verse, so often softened by the politically correct:

As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on.

19 posted on 06/10/2004 9:09:52 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: Rollee
Why is there an iman at this service?

He's an American citizen.

And he had nothing to do with 9/11.

I think islam is the communism of the 21st century. I think islam is evil.

Islam is not evil.

Radical islam, perverted islam, is evil.

Why must you take out your hostility on an American citizen who likely is as mournful over Reagan's death as you are?

Redirect your anger, for your own sake.

20 posted on 06/10/2004 9:12:12 PM PDT by sinkspur (Adopt a dog or a cat from an animal shelter! It will save one life, and may save two.)
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To: the crow

I am in Tokyo. I would like to meet up with Sushiman anyhow. Can you make two copies of the tape somehow?


21 posted on 06/10/2004 9:12:23 PM PDT by Ronin (We are in a war. The enemy is Islam. It's time we stopped pretending otherwise.)
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To: Rollee

Wondering the exact same thing. Who gave the Imam the invite, and why?


22 posted on 06/10/2004 9:13:07 PM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that does not trust you with guns?)
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To: churchillbuff

We are all going to be in tears!


23 posted on 06/10/2004 9:14:40 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Ronin

Do you think some company will come up with a video/DVD of the week's events? I've missed just about everything this whole week even though I'm at home. I'm hoping I will be able to catch tomorrow's service but I'm not sure.


24 posted on 06/10/2004 9:16:19 PM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: Hat-Trick
Who gave the Imam the invite, and why?

He represents a major religion, observed by many American citizens.

American citizens.

Nancy Reagan approved all ceremonials, so it is likely her wish that the imam be included.

25 posted on 06/10/2004 9:16:34 PM PDT by sinkspur (Adopt a dog or a cat from an animal shelter! It will save one life, and may save two.)
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To: churchillbuff

bump for tomorrow


26 posted on 06/10/2004 9:17:01 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Pres. Reagan "Republicans think every day is the 4th of July; Dems think every day is April 15th.")
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To: Hat-Trick
Who gave the Imam the invite, and why?

Probably because there are millions of Americans who are Muslims. Contrary to some freepers, we aren't at war with all Muslims. Ever hear of Turkey?

27 posted on 06/10/2004 9:18:22 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: Hat-Trick

Events such as these are always ecumenical with representatives of all the local major religions. Why are there priests and a rabbi? Would you exclude them too? Ronald Reagan was President to us all, regardless of our religion. We are at war with terrorism, not Islam. It is unfortunate that it seems hard to differentiate the two at times, but be assured, they are different.


28 posted on 06/10/2004 9:20:16 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004))
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To: Rollee

Rollee,I am sorry you company lost 175 people-crap words for the most painful hurt and I join you.What is iman,did not read whole post ,just your's.


29 posted on 06/10/2004 9:21:11 PM PDT by fatima (My Granddaughter Karen is Home-WOOHOO We unite with all our troops and send our love-)
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To: Rollee
Why is there an iman at this service? Will he show up?

Looking at the program, they don't expect him to do much.

30 posted on 06/10/2004 9:21:47 PM PDT by CanisMajor2002 (“My religious beliefs don’t allow me to be scared.” -- SPC Antrone Vaughn)
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To: churchillbuff

Thanks.


31 posted on 06/10/2004 9:22:27 PM PDT by Eva
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To: churchillbuff
Yes. The Hip and Aware ECUSA has redacted the Third Stanza in some cases. In others, they have changed "die to make men free" to "live to make men free", which is rather metrosexual of them, don't you think?

Sheesh, some day I'm going to make the decision to become a Roman Catholic and I will never look back. It all started back in the Seventies (...of course....).

After all, you wouldn't just want to go out and die for something higher than yourself, would you?

Be Seeing You,

Chris

32 posted on 06/10/2004 9:22:28 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "I'm on vacation on the Reagan threads. Farewell Gipper!")
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To: Lizavetta

I wonder if they are "offended". I can just see them scurrying around plotting how to "offend" all of us and make us not mention God. Their being offended will be more important than our being offended.


33 posted on 06/10/2004 9:27:23 PM PDT by ClancyJ (It's just not safe to vote Democratic.)
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To: Rollee
You think correctly.
34 posted on 06/10/2004 9:28:03 PM PDT by roylene
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To: Rollee

Perhaps they just invited the wrong Imam.


35 posted on 06/10/2004 9:28:32 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: PhiKapMom

GWB trivia ping ... see my #17 above.


36 posted on 06/10/2004 9:29:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004))
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To: churchillbuff
Hear this anthem that played over the end credits of "We Were Soldiers", and have plenty of handkersniffs at the end of the service.

ANTHEM, NICK GLENNIE-SMITH SUNG BY THE ARMED FORCES CHORUS WITH THE US MARINE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

To fallen soldiers let us sing Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing Our broken brothers let us bring To the Mansions of the Lord.

No more bleeding, no more fight No prayers pleading through the night Just divine embrace, eternal light In the Mansions of the Lord.

Where no mothers cry and no children weep We will stand and guard though the angels sleep Through the ages safely keep The Mansions of the Lord.

37 posted on 06/10/2004 9:30:25 PM PDT by condi2008 (Pro Libertate)
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To: NonValueAdded
We are at war with terrorism, not Islam.

Prager did a whole show about this today and I thought he made some good points. He loves President Bush but he was saying how Reagan was such a great president because he defined the problem of the time--communism. One point Prager made was that there is terrorism all around the globe and not all of it threatens us. The threat comes from fanatical Islamists--not all of Islam but Islamic adherents nonetheless. He said until President Bush stops using the generic "terrorism" it's going to make it harder to fight--something I hadn't considered until he mentioned it. Hope he writes a column about it.

38 posted on 06/10/2004 9:31:30 PM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: NonValueAdded

Where can you find George Bush's family tree?


39 posted on 06/10/2004 9:32:51 PM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: Lizavetta
The Christophobes in the media will be nauseous at all this God talk.

I think the ACLU is going to sue to shut it down. Too many government officials and too much GOD talk all in one place.

40 posted on 06/10/2004 9:33:59 PM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: section9

This service looks like it's from the "Traditional" language burial rite from the Book of Common Prayer.


41 posted on 06/10/2004 9:35:35 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: beaversmom

Where can you find George Bush's family tree?




Its in front of the house in crawford


42 posted on 06/10/2004 9:35:47 PM PDT by al baby
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To: churchillbuff

The Anthem "O Love of God" will be sung to the tune "Jerusalem." That is the tune played at the end of "Chariots of Fire." Not only are the words deeply inspirational and penned by a good Scottish Presbyterian, but the tune is evocative of the U.K., our closest ally.


43 posted on 06/10/2004 9:36:58 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: foreverfree

I'm NEVER going to get to heaven...But WHY do we have to have any Imams there? We'll be reading about something hateful and despicable he's said next week. I wish I could be a better person....


44 posted on 06/10/2004 9:37:02 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: churchillbuff; ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for posting this information. The music selection is absolutely outstanding in every way. My school is closed for the National Day of Mourning and I believe I will watch this just to experience the music.

BTW, AR, the final song was featured in "We Were Soldiers", wasn't it??

45 posted on 06/10/2004 9:37:05 PM PDT by T-Bird45
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To: beaversmom

I have faith in American capitalists. I am sure that someone is already thinking about that.


46 posted on 06/10/2004 9:38:21 PM PDT by Ronin (We are in a war. The enemy is Islam. It's time we stopped pretending otherwise.)
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To: beaversmom
But the WOT is not only about Islamic Terrorism - or did little Kim convert when we weren't looking? I beleive today's headlines were about a successful test of a North Korean rocket capable of hitting Alaska [perhaps Hawaii?] So, no, Prager missed one.

GWB is correct in not getting the WOT confused with a crusade and focusing on a specific sequential target (the why didn't we finish in Afghanistan before taking on Iraq argument). Fanatical Islamists are certainly a major part of the threat, but not the total threat. But we digress from the funeral service topic.

47 posted on 06/10/2004 9:40:15 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004))
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To: NonValueAdded

COLLECT FOR BURIAL

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of thy servant Ronald, and grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of thy saints; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


48 posted on 06/10/2004 9:42:54 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: section9

You think that's bad, I had an ECUSA minister a few years ago take the "wretch" out of Amazing Grace.


49 posted on 06/10/2004 9:43:42 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: condi2008

Just listened, still blubbering.


50 posted on 06/10/2004 9:43:55 PM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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