Prayer for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh
O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and
given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the soul of your servant Prince Philip, who has
departed from this life, that it may rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a
place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a
gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive him every sin he has committed by
thought, or word, or deed, for there is not a man who lives and does not sin: You alone
are without sin, your righteousness is everlasting, and your word is true. You are the
Resurrection and the Life, and the Repose of your departed servant Prince Philip, O
Christ our God, and we give glory to You, together with your eternal Father and your
all-holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and always, and forever and ever. Amen.

The Melkite Parish, London, UK

First Communion 25 June 2017

H.E Youssef Absi elected Patriarch of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

.- The synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church elected on Wednesday Archbishop Youssef Absi as the Church’s new patriarch, who received ecclesiastical communion from Pope Francis the following day.

Elected June 21, Patriarch Absi, 71, succeeds Patriarch Gregorios III Laham, who retired May 6 at the age of 83.

The new patriarch was born in Damascus in 1946. He was ordained a priest of the Missionary Society of St. Paul in 1973. He became superior general of the society in 1999, and two years later was appointed curial bishop of the Melkite Patriarchate of Antioch. In 2007, he was appointed the Patriarchal Vicar of of the Melkite Archdiocese of Damascus.

The Melkite Greek Catholic Church is an Eastern Catholic Church of the Byzantine rite, and it consists of some 1.5 million members. It is based in Syria and Lebanon, and most of its eparchies are in the Arab world. It also has structures to serve the Melkite diaspora in Australia, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, the United States, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela.



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