Monday, June 18, 2007

Joy of Life: Ed's Last Day

Prayer of the Faithful

Prayer of the Faithful

Leader: In Thanksgiving for Ed’s life, a life spent loving and supporting family, friends, and students in many ways, we pray.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: A devoted father to two generations of children for over fifty years, and a loving and supportive husband to Linnea for thirty years, may we follow his example in providing steadfast support and sustenance to others, we pray.

Leader: An advocate for social justice and human rights, Ed worked for church reform and opposed injustice. May we continue this work, we pray.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Intellectual and intelligent, Ed was always curious and always thinking. He eagerly explored new places and ideas through travel, reading and research, in both his personal and professional life, and shared his discoveries with students friends, and family. May we continue his love of knowledge and teaching, we pray.

Leader: As one who suffered the pain of divorce and the loss of his son, Joseph, Ed was no stranger to sorrow, and he reached out to others in empathy. May we follow his example, we pray.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Ed faced the daunting struggle of his long illness with bravery and good humor, and made sure his family would be cared for after he was gone, despite his failing health. May his courageous and loving heart inspire all of us, we pray.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: In thanksgiving for Ed’s caregivers: for Linnea, for Julia, Jesse, and Psyche. For the wise and concerned care of Dr. Ian Rabinowitz and the staff of the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center for over two years, and for the VistaCare hospice staff, especially our nurse Christina, and all who patiently and tirelessly care for the sick and elderly, we pray.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: In thanksgiving for the support of Father Bob Kelly and VistaCare hospice Chaplain Linda Broda Pribble, and for the support of Eleanor and Anjie, and the members of the caregivers’ and cancer survivors’ writing groups, and to all who minister to the suffering and sorrowing, may the peace they give be given them, we pray.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Memorial Mass, 16 June 2007

Order of Service

Musical Prelude

Welcoming Rite

Processional Song: #630 Morning Has Broken

Greeting and Opening Prayer: I Thank You God, for this Most

Amazing Day by E.E. Cummings

(read at Ed and Linnea’s wedding on May 29, 1977)

Liturgy of the Word

First reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 To Every Thing There Is a Season

Responsorial Psalm #437 On Eagle’s Wings Psalm 91

Second reading: I Corinthians 13 Though I speak with the Tongues of

Men and Angels

Gospel Acclamation: #374 Celtic Alleluia

Gospel: Matthew 5:1-11 The Beatitudes

Homily & Tributes by Family & Friends

Prayer of the Faithful

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Presentation of the Gifts by Family & Friends

Song: #628 Rain Down

Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Great Amen, Lord's Prayer: RECITED

Sign of Peace

Lamb of God: RECITED


Communion Songs: #549 Shall We Gather at the River

and #205 Dona Nobis Pacem

Final commendation, Song of Farewell, Prayer of commendation

Song: Going Home from Dvorak’s New World Symphony

Song of Sending Forth: #605 Lord of the Dance

Musical Postlude: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring J.S. Bach

(played at Ed & Linnea’s wedding)

In Memoriam: George Edward Philips, 1926-2007

Philips, 81, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico and beloved husband, father and grandfather died Saturday, June 2, 2007 at his Albuquerque home, two and one-half years following his diagnosis with small cell lung cancer.

He was born May 29, 1926 in Hamilton, MT to John A. and Mildred Courtney Philips. Ed was internationally known and respected as a leading financial accounting theorist and author of articles in major accounting journals. He joined the faculty of the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management in 1982 and retired in 1994. Professor Philips received his doctorate from Michigan State and taught at UCLA and Penn State before coming to New Mexico. He also taught in Finland, Scotland and Australia.

Known for his kindness and generosity, Ed devoted much of his life to raising his children, putting all seven through college. He loved children, animals, travel, music, cigars and drink, good conversation, collecting wine glasses and reading about science and current events. Ed was also an excellent cook and was proud of the happy flock of laying hens in his North Valley back yard.

Ed is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linnea Hendrickson; children, John Philips and wife Ritsuko Miyamoto, Julia Philips and husband James Feldman, Michael Philips and wife Marguerite, Catherine Malavé, Joan Philips and husband Jin Tai Li, Jesse Philips and Psyche Philips; grandchildren, Andrew, Laura, Carolyn, Amina, Joe, Anthony, Daniel, Alejandro and Mei. He is also survived by his brother Robert Philips and wife Marie. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Donald (Pete), sister Edith and his son, Joseph.