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McCarthy Boyd

The epitaph on the lower right hand side of the monument is “Tu Es Sacerdos In Aeternum,” which translates from Latin as “you are ever a priest.”

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Power (2)

I hadn’t seen a lot of chalices as funerary art before I visited Calvary Cemetery, but I hadn’t visited many cemeteries with such a large number of clergy. The chalice is usually a religious symbol, and when paired with a small disc like these, is specifically symbolic of the sacrament of Holy Communion. Most websites that explain this symbol state that it usually appears on the graves of priests, which these pictures seem to bear out.

Jennings James (4)


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