Scientology Funeral Ceremony Media may be interested in the Scientology Funeral Ceremony that will be held for Jett Travolta From: The Background Ministry Ceremonies & Sermons of the Scientology Religion Bridge Publications Copyright 1999 Quote: Form of Funeral Service Conducting a Funeral Service in the Church The Minister sees that the ushers are selected among the family of the deceased or his friends, and selects the pall bearers in like fashion. No one is seated before the Processional begins The Minister may lead the Processional or be at the pulpit as the procession enters the room. The order of the procession is: pall bearers preceded or not by the Minister, followed by the immediate family and then other family and friends in order of degree of relationship and closeness of friendship. The ushers are in the procession and seat the people as the casket reaches the stand in front of the alter. The centre or right aisle is used by the procession on entering. After all are seated, the Minister then begins the ceremony. At the completion of the ceremony itself, the pall bearers approach the casket. The procession if formed, led by the Minister, in the same order as the entering procession and leaves the Church. The Minister may end his part of the ceremonies at this point or go to the cemetery, depending on local custom and whether or not the deceased is a member of an order which will handle services there. Conducting a Funeral in the Home The casket may be in place in the room or may be brought in processional as in a funeral conducted in the Church. The Minister sees that there are pall bearers or ushers in either case. The Minister may be already positioned at the casket or where the head of the casket will be or may enter in the procession, the order of which is the same as in a funeral conducted in the Church. The same degree of formality is necessary as for the Church funeral, and the same conventions of entering and leaving apply, with the exception that the casket may be already in place. However, the entire service may be much shorter. Here also the Minister may or may not go to the cemetary on the same basis as a funeral conducted in the Church. Founding Church of Scientology Funeral “Service by L. Ron Hubbard. Our loss Is gain in other times Our hopes on future bent Must then depend on incidents like these For bodies wear And in The fine grist mill of time Are spent in service such As yours And go, our time by smallest time Into the yesterday, wherein began The conquest of Eternity. What did we know When yesterday we wept? What grip upon us had our ignorance That we in our conceit did feel That all of us were mortal here And lives once led were spent And wasted on our selfish selves. How narrow is such scope To feel that we Should be eternally The goal of all the toil And wretchedness From birth to death And like a play The curtain dropped And left an empty stage. How dull of us to feel that we Were all the target of this strife And that we lived but once And living then did reconcile The whole in one brief life. Oh no, a wider drama here Was planned and staged And we with narrowness of mind Did over-look the plan. We said that all is Mortal flesh The spirit just a thing To send, for pence To some strange heaven There to waste its skill Or had we not the price To some deep other place To pain, and waste again The life. To what dark depths Were dropped our minds To feel that flesh Is capable of love or trust or livingness To feel that fingernails and masks Are all we need to dream. To what deep place Did our love go That mass could recompense? Anxieties that ruled our years Were nurtured here And we Made blind and dumb By other greed Spanned down out lives To One. What waste! To feel that all our love Our work, Our gifts, Our knowledge and our Sighs Were meant To be consumed All in one Breath and flash And by one name? Today, come wiser now The chains gone weak The tyranny of cult Gone tired with the years We look We find we live Not once But on and on From body’s birth to Body’s grave and then To birth again And year to grave again So to dispose possessions Oft come undone With livingness. From century to century From age to age and on We go in march along The path that leads Forever up the countless Tick of time. We crawl, we walk, we fly We win From here and evermore The heritage of all our lives and spend it once again. Why this is no sad and Bleakish look No sorrowed thing This life. This is an adventure pure Where without knife or Provender we leap Aloft into eternity And span forever in a breath. This is adventure where We step from tie to Body tie And go Our way. Our suffering is Self centred here For we have lost In truth The smile, The touch, The skill and happiness We gained From (deceased) Who gave to us from his/her past Ability to live And fare against The tides and storms of fate It’s true we’ve lost His/her shoulder Up against the wheel And lost as well his/her counsel And his/her strength But lost them Only for a while. He/She goes Not with the dismal roll drum but with a whisper like A Faery’s sigh To smooth the way For when we come. He’ll/She’ll be in some good Future time And future place His/her smile His/her touch His/her skill Invested there to make Away of life. True, true we may not Know him/her then and O nly know his/her work But still If we sent not ahead Our vedettes into time We would not have A race. And so, branched off from This Genetic Line And into some new Corner or new world We’ve sent you, (deceased) And there there’ll be We know it now, A smile, A touch, A happiness for us And you You could not find On earth And so it turns The day, the year, The age, And so we go With banners furled And quietly Upon our way, But now we know And now we’ll find The Way. Into the dark Has come the Light Into tomorrow Enters night Into heaven Go no more Into life our Spirits soar Conquering ever Wisdom’s store We do not tremble Faced with death We know that living Is not breath. Prevail! Go, (deceased) And take The life That offers now And live In good expectancy That we Will do our part Go, (deceased) Y ou can control T hat which you must. Our loss Is gain In wisdom and in skill To future dates and other smiles And so we send into the Chain of all enduring time Our heritage Our hope Our friend. Goodbye, (deceased) Your people thank you for having lived Earth is Better for your having lived Men, women and children are alive today Because you lived. We thank you for coming to us. We do not contest your Right to go away. Your debts are paid This chapter of thy life is shut Go now, dear (deceased) and live once more In happier time and place. T Thank you, (deceased”) And now here lift up Your eyes and say to Him/Her Goodbye. (Congregation): Goodbye. Goodbye our dear Goodbye. We’ll miss you, you know. Let the body now Draw away To be consumed to ashes And to dust In earthly and in cleanly fire To be no more, no more. And that is done, He/She is gone. We have our work To do. And he/she and his/hers. He/She will be welcome there. To Man!