The Rev. Canon Gregg L. Riley led the Order for Burial of the Dead for our long time friend and leader at Christ Episcopal Church, Mr. Philip B. Watson, Jr., on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Phil served Christ Episcopal for decades in many offices of the church.
“Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Philip. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.” (From the BCP, page 499)