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Monday, 25 June, 2001, 13:04 GMT 14:04 UK
Hope theme for funeral mass
St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow
The service started at 1200 BST
The themes of hope and resurrection featured highly in the funeral mass for Cardinal Thomas Winning on Monday.

The requiem mass, at St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow, was celebrated by an estimated 300 priests from all over the world.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster and a close friend of Cardinal Winning, led the service.

The sermon was preached by the Right Reverend Joseph Devine, the Bishop of Motherwell and former Auxiliary Bishop in Glasgow.

Cardinal Winning
Images of the cardinal were being distributed
Several of Cardinal Winning's favourite hymns were featured during the service, including Be Still My Soul and Lord, You Have Come to the Seashore.

The St Mungo's Singers formed the choir for the service, which contained more music than the conventional requiem mass.

The introduction to the order of service said: "In celebrating the funeral liturgy, the church recalls Christ's rising from the dead and trusts in Christ's promise that those who follow in faith will share his life forever.

"During this liturgy we pray for Cardinal Winning that God may grant him his eternal reward."

The Celtic invocation and the entrance hymn, Praise To The Holiest In The Height, featured in the first part of the order of service.

The Liturgy of the Eucharist, The Communion Rite, the Lourdes Benedictus, and the Final Commendation and Farewell, followed, interspersed with hymns and prayers.

At the end of the service, the cardinal's coffin was sprinkled with holy water as a reminder of his baptism, and incense burned as a symbol of prayers going to heaven.

His coffin was then carried out of the cathedral and buried in the crypt alongside his predecessors.

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