This quotation from Ian Maclaren's Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush prefaces a survey from earliest times to the present, including recent Scottish custom, of the rituals surrounding the funeral, drawing on the Fathers, other theological writings, service books, literature and statistical accounts. Against this background the writer examines current Scottish funeral orders.
Volume 33 All Saints' 1997
No source is given but reference to the contribution of Roman Catholic and Church of Scotland/Free Church Chaplains suggests that it might have been prepared within the Royal Navy for general use.
An extensive article in which Carmina Gadelica is examined for its prayer content and how it may be drawn on, both in actuality and in approach, in creating contemporary prayers.