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April 20, 2010

Archbishop Borders to lie in state at cathedral

The body of Archbishop William Donald Borders will lie in state at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on Thursday and Friday before a Mass of Christian Burial Friday at the cathedral.

Complete funeral details for the 13th archbishop of Baltimore, who died Monday at 96, as released by the Archdiocese of Baltimore:

All funeral ceremonies will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210.

Thursday, April 22, 2010
10 a.m. Reception of the Body (Bishop Denis Madden will receive the body)
10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Public Visitation (The body of Archbishop Borders will lie in state)
7:30 p.m. Office for the Dead (Evening prayer for the dead)

Friday, April 23, 2010
9 a.m. to Noon Public Visitation
1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial
Private Entombment in the Cathedral Crypt immediately following the Mass of Christian Burial

Posted by Matthew Hay Brown at 1:21 PM | | Comments (1)


I was there for the Border years. He was the Archbishop of Baltimore. He was the leader of our Catholic community. I was privileged to be one of many who worked with him to serve the community. I sit here with tears in my eye, this the night I heard of his death. He listened to me as he listened to all of the lay people who were part of the church here at Baltimore. And while our church is under the scrutiny of the world for our frailities, he can rest in peace for his part in coming to terms with our church our mother, the sinner, who we came to love as she was, not as we thought she was.

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About Matthew Hay Brown
Matthew Hay Brown writes and blogs about faith and values in public and private life for The Baltimore Sun. A former Washington correspondent for the newspaper, he has long written about the intersection of religion and politics. He has reported from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, traveling most recently to Syria and Jordan to write about the Iraqi refugee crisis.

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