Funeral Service: Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York City, May 23, 1994

Musical Prelude: Faure Requiem; Suite, Opus 5-Maurice Durufle; Two monets-Maurice Durufle; "Blessed is the Man Who Lives Rightly"-Sergei Rachmaninoff

Processional Hymn: "We Gather Together"

Funeral Readings and Song:

  1. Isaiah 25: 6A, 7-9 (New American Bible)--John F. Kennedy, Jr.
  2. Responsorial Psalm: 23rd Psalm (King James Version)--Jane Hitchcock
  3. Revelation 21: I-5A, 6B-7 (New American Bible)--Mike Nichols
  4. Gospel: John 14: I-8--Father Walter F. Modrys, S.J.
  5. Homily: "Ithaka" by C.P. Cavafy--Maurice Tempelsman
  6. Prayer of the Faithful--responsorial prayer with readings by Nancy Tuckerman, Sydney Lawford McKelvy, Anna Christina Radziwill, Edwin Schlossberg
  7. "Memory of Cape Cod" by Edna St. Vincent Millay--Caroline Kennedy
  8. Offertory Song: "Panis Angelicus" by Cesar Franck--Jessye Norman
  9. Communion Song: "Ave Maria" by Franz Shubert--Jessye Norman

Eulogy: by Edward M. Kennedy

Recessional: "America the Beautiful" by Katharine L. Bates

Graveside Service: Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, May 23, 1994

Introduction: by Reverend Philip M. Hannan

Address: by President Bill Clinton

Readings and Song:

  1. I Thessalonians 4: 13-18 (King James Version)--John F. Kennedy, Jr.
  2. Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 121 (King James Version)--Caroline Kennedy
  3. Recitation of the Lord's Prayer
  4. Final Prayer and Benediction--Reverend Philip M. Hannan
  5. Responsory
  6. Hymn: "Eternal Father" by John B. Dykes--U.S. Navy Sea Chanters