Archbishop Patrick C. Pinder
Red Mass 2014
Governor General and Lady Foulkes, Your Lordship, the Chief Justice and your fellow Justices of the Supreme Court, Madame President and Justices of the Court of Appeals; Other Members of the Judiciary, Madame Attorney General, Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Director of Legal Affairs, Director of Public Prosecutions, President of the Bar Association and Bar Council; Members of the Bar and Legal Profession; Beloved in Christ:
It is once again my pleasure to welcome you to our Cathedral to celebrate the Annual Red Mass. Our celebration today has two dimensions. Firstly, it brings us together to celebrate the Epiphany of our Lord, who brought a priceless gift to a world that was lost in darkness. The prophet Isaiah sings of that treasure – the gift of light, which has the power to dispel the darkness of evil:
Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples; but upon you the Lord shines, and over you appears his glory. (Isaiah 60:1-2) Read more