AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Though the Queen requested that the 1662 Book of Common Prayer be read at her funeral, every religion in Britain and the commonwealth paid homage to their beloved Queen. Remembered fondly by many for having reigned for 70 yrs with dignity and grace. May her memory be a blessing to her family.

Welby’s address to the congregation in Westminster Abbey and the global audience beyond focused on eternal life after death, the central message of traditional Christian funerals.

The service was taken from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, the official prayerbook of the Church of England, noted for its beautiful and archaic language but largely displaced in recent decades by those seeking a more modern style of worship.

The Queen was said to be devoted to the Book of Common Prayer, along with the hymns and readings chosen personally by the monarch for her funeral.

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