Very Reverend

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a title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others)

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Archbishop Bernard Longley (left), Very Reverend Catherine Ogle and Right Reverend David Urquhart
The Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, the Very Reverend Desmond Harman was recovering from a heart operation when he was taken ill.
As I watched them recently at the National Shrine in Washington, I wondered if Peter would have liked being addressed as "Your Holiness," or even as "Holy Father," or would James, John or Andrew take delight in being addressed as "Your Eminences," or the others as "Your Excellencies," or even "Most Reverend, or Right Reverend or Very Reverend.
The celebrant will be the Dean of Llandaff, the Very Reverend John Lewis, and the Bishop of Llandaff, the Right Reverend Dr Barry Morgan, will preach.
The Very Reverend John Lewis, said it was clear from the reaction of many regular worshippers at the Cathedral that they wanted to demonstrate their affection and esteem for her and the most appropriate way to do this was by celebrating a Requiem Eucharist.