Deacon Ralph W. Cyrus, Jr. of the Archdiocese of Washington died on Thursday, December 17, 2020 after a long illness and a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, December 30th at
Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian Roman Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.
The Rev. Msgr. Charles Pope was the celebrant and
Rev. Msgr. Raymond East was the homilist.
Deacon Cyrus was a devoted father to Brandon (Shara), Maya, Brian, and Ralph III; grandfather to Brendan; brother to Marilyn Woodall, Annette Libert, Kiernan Seth (Maria), Donna Seth (Sylvanay) and Trevor Cyrus; uncle to eight nephews and six nieces.
He was ordained to the permanent diaconate on September 12, 1992. After ordination he served out his vocation at the following parishes in Washington, DC; Saint Teresa of Avila; Saint Francis Xavier; and finally at Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian.
Oh Lord, How excellent! How excellent! How excellent!
How excellent is Thy name.
There is none like you, none like you, none like you
Jesus, How excellent is Thy name.
Condolences may be sent to:
The Cyrus Family
10004 Traverse Way
Fort Washington, Maryland 20744
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Bishop McNamara High School at https://www.givecampus.com/campaigns/16625/donations/new or Howard University, College of Engineering & Architecture at https://giving.howard.edu/opportunities-give/schools-and-colleges
VIEWING & MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
December 30, 2020
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I never lost my hope.
I never lost my joy.
I never lost my faith.
But most of all, I never lost my praise.
(from the song “I Never Lost My Praise” by Kurt Carr)
PRAYER FOR THE ETERNAL REST
Eternal rest grant upon them,
O Lord, and let perpetual light
shine upon them. May the soul
of all the faithful departed, through
the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.