The Deacon's Bench

Who can forget the haunting ballad by Gordon Lightfoot?  The Edmund Fitzgerald went down on November 10, 1975.  

Years later, the tragedy formed part of the first homily I ever delivered in homiletics class (and which I preached again later after I was ordained.)  

God bless those men, and their families. 

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord…

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