Friday, October 1, 2010

Death of My Father

Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of my father, Keith, who died at 11:30 this morning, the 1st of October 2010.  Please remember also my mother and family in your prayers.
Absolve, we beg, Lord, the soul of Thy servant Keith, that being dead to the world he may live to Thee: and the faults which by the frailty of the flesh he hath committed in human life, Thou wipe away of Thy most merciful pity.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.
O God, Whose property it is ever to have mercy and to spare, bowing down we graciously pray Thee for the soul of Thy servant Keith, whom to-day Thou hast commanded to pass from this world: that Thou wouldst not hand him over into the hands of the enemy, neither wouldst Thou forget him for ever, but command him to be received by the holy Angels, and led to the homeland of paradise; that, since he hath hoped and believed in Thee, he may not endure the pains of hell, but may possess eternal joys.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.
O God, Who hast commanded us to honour our father and mother: in Thy loving kindness have mercy on the soul of my father, and forgive him his sins; and bring me to see him in the joy of eternal glory.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.
"The Lord grant unto him to find mercy of the Lord in that day"
— II Tim. i, 18a.

8 comments:

Fraser Pearce said...

Our condolences. You and your family are in our prayers.

Rubricarius said...

Joshua,

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Ttony said...

Please be assured of my prayers for him, and for you all.

Schütz said...

Our deepest sympathies, Josh. We will remember your father in prayer, and keep you and your mother in our prayers as well.

(If a little irreverence may be tolerated in these circs, I just note that the Moderation Code that Blogger is offering me for this comment is "unded". We will take that in a Christian sense to mean your father "is not dead, only sleeping" and as encouragement in our hope of the resurrection!)

Thomas Pietsch said...

Very sad to hear of your loss, Joshua. May God be with you in this time of trial. From Tom, who enjoyed meeting you at Fraser's house last month.

Brennan said...

so sorry to hear the news, josh.

I will commend your father's soul to St Peter's intercession when I am below St Peter's this week in the same room where St Peter's bones are kept.

Terra said...

Deepest condolences Joshua, I've said the Office of the Dead for your father and will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Patricius said...

Doleo et tibi condoleo de obitu patris tui. Requiescat in pace.