Below is the funeral schedule set for Edward Kennedy who died of brain cancer at age 77 at home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

The official funeral services for Senator Edward M. Kennedy will begin on Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday morning, Kennedy's family will travel by motorcade with his body from their compound on Cape Cod, Mass., to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

His body will lie in repose there for public viewing on Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Friday, there will be a memorial service from 7 to 9 p.m. at the library that is closed to the public where Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senators John Kerry and John McCain will speak at the service.

On Saturday morning, a funeral mass will be said at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston.

Among the guests invited to Saturday’s Roman Catholic Mass are former Presidents George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as some 80 serving and former senators.

A number of international dignitaries are also attending the service.

President Obama is expected to speak at the Mass, according to the New York Times.

While White House aides would not reveal the content of the US president’s eulogy, Mr. Obama was expected to focus on Mr. Kennedy’s 47-year political career.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston one of the most senior members of the US Catholic Church, is expected to lead the final prayers of commendation.

 Afterward, Mr. Kennedy’s body will be carried by plane to Washington, and then taken to Arlington National Cemetery, where a burial ceremony is to take place at 5 p.m.

Edward Kennedy will be buried approximately 95 feet south of Robert's grave, NBC News reported.

In a separate tribute, Mr. Obama has ordered that flags fly at half-staff until sunset Sunday on federal buildings and at the White House in memory of Mr. Kennedy.