News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
- A LOOK BACK AT OUR COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE
Our front cover this month shows Archbishop Malcolm celebrating the Mass of Chrism at the Metropolitan Cathedral on the Wednesday of Holy week, 31 March. Although the current restrictions meant that there could only be limited numbers in the congregation it was very much a welcome return after last year when lockdown meant that the celebration couldn’t take place.
In the background of the picture is the beautiful Pentecost mosaic by the Hungarian artist George Mayer-Marton which was moved to the Metropolitan Cathedral in 1988 from the church of the Holy Ghost in Ford. It is a reminder that as we continue to celebrate the great Feast of Easter we also prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at the Feast of Pentecost which is celebrated on Sunday 23 May.
Our main feature this month looks at some of the tributes which were given from Church Leaders on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His loyalty and dedication to the service of others are hallmarks of the Christian life. It is right that we give thanks for his life and work and hold in prayer her Majesty the Queen and the members of the Royal Family who mourn him.