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William Godfrey: Remembering a Forgotten Shepherd
21 January @ 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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William Cardinal Godfrey died on 22 January 1963 at the age of 73, having served seven years as Archbishop of Westminster and six as Britain’s first Exarch for Ukrainian Greek Catholics. A towering intellectual figure who, among other diplomatic assignments, served as the first papal representative to England since the Reformation, he is today largely forgotten.
On the eve of the sixtieth anniversary of his repose, we invite you to remember him and his immense contribution to British and Ukrainian Catholic life at Westminster Cathedral with Sung Mass in Latin, Byzantine rite memorial service (Panakhyda), and a lecture on his life by Father Athanasius McVay, Pontifical Doctor of Ecclesiastical History and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
10.30am — Sung Mass (Latin) commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the repose of William Cardinal Godfrey, in the presence of His Grace Rt Revd Kenneth Nowakowski, Bishop of the Eparchy of the Holy Family of London for the Ukrainian Greek Catholics of Great Britain
11.30am — Memorial service at the tomb of Cardinal Godfrey in the cathedral crypt.
11.45am — William Godfrey: Remembering a Forgotten Shepherd, lecture by Father Athanasius McVay.