After some readings and a hymn, the priest moved to the pulpit.
A priest can administer this sacrament.
And he wasn't a priest, yet.
This aunt I never met... or maybe I did but don't know it... she thinks I'm like practically a priest and she wants me to do all this stuff at the memorial service, for our side of the family!
We have an excellent priest, he conducts the service decently and with dignity, and the deacon is the same.