Praying for departed clergy
There is a custom in Anglo-catholic circles (and probably RC ones as well), when the names of the departed are mentioned in the intercessions, of adding the words 'priest' or 'bishop' if the departed is a clergy person. It's a custom I have inherited in most parishes, and mostly have (reluctantly) conformed to. But I wonder if anyone here can justify this practice. It seems like clericalism to me; surely we are all equal in the eyes of God and do not deserve special status. As for being 'a priest for ever', sacraments have no meaning beyond this life.