Prince Philip’s funeral in hallowed St. George’s Chapel was thoroughly Christian

By The Christian Post

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Dean of Windsor David Conner process in front of the coffin of Prince Philip as it is conveyed into the quire of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle for the ceremonial funeral on April 17, 2021. | Sky News

The ceremonial funeral Saturday of Prince Philip was a theologically orthodox service as expressed through the timeless Anglican rites of the Church of England, observers said.

It also came at a time when faith in the public square is more often than not watered down to accommodate the panoply of beliefs and nonbeliefs. 

“It was a fitting liturgy for a man in whom the traditional and the modern combined,” the Right Rev. Anthony Clavier said. Originally from England and today a cleric in the Episcopal Church, he noted the late duke of Edinburgh’s steadfast “service to God, the Queen, the nation and the Commonwealth.”

Others in the Anglican tradition — Queen Elizabeth II is supreme governor of the Church of England, the mother church of the wider Anglican Communion — were impressed with the funeral’s overt Christianity, which was reflective of the deeply rooted faith held by Philip.

Source:The Christian Post