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Scots New Testament readings for funerals


If you are organising a funeral or memorial service you may find readings from the New Testament in Scots to be relevant or appropriate. Religious funeral services often include readings from the New Testament. 


The following readings are some of those which are frequently found in Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic services and can offer comfort and consolation to the bereaved. 


The recordings on this page can be used at funeral services or you could ask a friend or relative to read from the New Testament in Scots itself.


The Lorimer New Testament is available from Canongate Books.


Further Scots language resources for use in worship can be found at the Church of Scotland.



The Final Judgement
Matthew 25:31-46


The Death of Jesus
Mark 15:33-39


I am the resurrection and the life
John 11:17-27


In my father’s house there are many rooms
John 14:1-6