Thursday, 5 July, 2012 at 5:15 PM: Fr. Edward’s body will be received by Abbot Robert Barnes and the community into the Abbey Church. A prayer is offered and our brother is welcomed one last time into choir, where he once offered daily worship. Vespers from the Office of the Dead is celebrated at 5:30 PM.
Following Vespers, two monks will keep Vigil praying the Psalms by Fr. Edward’s body. Friends and Guests are invited to take part, partnering with one of the monks. We begin at Psalm 1 and continue through the Psalter for a half hour before being replaced by the next two Psalmists. This first Vigil of Psalmody continues from the end of Vespers until 7:25 PM; Compline follows at 7:30 PM.
Friday, 6 July, 2012, 3:30 AM: Vigils from the Office of the Dead. At approximately 4:20 AM, the Vigil of Psalmody is resumed until 6:55 AM, followed by Lauds from the Office of the Dead at 7:00 AM.
[Mass will be offered after Lauds for our Guests in the Retreat House after Lauds]
8:00 AM to 8:55 AM: the Vigil of Psalmody is resumed for the last time.
9:00 AM: Mass of the Resurrection. The Burial of Fr. Edwrad’s remains in the monastic cemetery follows immediately.