Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Photo of Faith - V3: Priesthood

You are a priest forever ...
Fr Stephen Cross 

Earlier this year a parishioner visited the grave of Fr Stephen Cross, who served at the Cathedral. They sent this in for our Friday Photos of Faith - a reminder of a man of faith.

Fr Cross is buried at St Thomas Claughton-on-Brock, it is a very beautiful site next to the Church where he was Parish priest for a time.  

You are a priest forever ...
Today we pray for all those priests who have devoted their lives in responding to God's call.

Billington's Blog includes posts of Bishops of Lancaster  who have died and who are buried in the Cathedral cemetry:
Bishop John Brewer
Bishop Foley
Bishop T.W. Pearson
Bishop Flynn
Bishop Alexander Goss
and Canon John Blundell why might he be an important priest in the Cathedral's history?

The Bishop of Lancaster's blog also contains a number of entries of priests throughout the diocese who have died.  
Eternal rest, Grant unto them O Lord, 
and let perpetual light shine on them, 
May they rest in peace. Amen