Father Paul D. Scalia, the son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the episcopal vicar for clergy in the nearby suburban Diocese of Arlington, Va., had the final prayer:
With faith in Jesus Christ, we must reverently bury the body of our brother. Let us pray with confidence to God, in whose sight all creation lives, that He will raise up in holiness and power the mortal body of our brother and command his soul to be among the blessed.
May God grant him a merciful judgment, deliverance from death, and pardon of sin. May Christ the Good Shepard carry him home to be at peace with the Father. May he rejoice forever in the presence of the eternal king, and in the company of all the saints.