It was with great sadness and a deep sense of loss that we at Ripon Cathedral learnt of the death of his Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We reflect on his extraordinary life, of the great courage he showed in his early years, years that shaped him for a life of distinguished service as consort to Her Majesty the Queen. His contribution to the life of this nation, the Commonwealth and the world community is without question. We remember particularly his care for the natural world as President of the World Wildlife Fund and think of the inordinate number of people who have benefitted from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Our thoughts and prayers are obviously with Her Majesty the Queen and her family. We pray for comfort and strength for them.
In this Easter week, we remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is with hope and confidence that we pray for the soul of Prince Philip, commending him to God’s safe and sure keeping.
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