Q: Can you help explain to me which is the proper Rite book for funerals. I see our priest used the Red cover book entitled “Order of Christian Funerals”, but I still used the green covered Order of Christian Funerals. If it was changed to the red cover what is the difference? More updated readings, prayers etc.?
A: Check the publication dates.
If it’s 1998, you’re still fine. If it’s 2019, you have a book with more updates that match the Roman Missal.
If it’s from the 1970s, you have the wrong book.