Archbishop issues a call to prayer
Archbishop Beach issues a call to prayer following the death of Bishop Chuck Murphy of the Anglican Mission:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As many of you may have heard, after a long illness, Bishop Chuck Murphy of the Anglican Mission fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday surrounded by his family. Bishop Murphy played an important role in the formative days of the Anglican Church in North America.
The reformation of Anglicanism in North America owes a great deal to his courageous and visionary leadership, and I am thankful for the ways in which God used him to spread the message of Jesus Christ. He has now finished his race, but the fruit of his ministry lives on in the lives of so many who are obeying the Great Commission.
Please join me in praying for the Murphy family, for comfort and solace. May his soul, and souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Chuck. 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.