Thursday, March 15, 2012

Laetare Sunday: Solemn Evensong and Benediction at St. Rita's

Alexandria, Va. (March 1, 2012)— On Sunday, March 18, the Institute of Catholic Culture in conjunction with Reverend Eric Bergman and the Saint Thomas of Canterbury Choir presents a holy celebration of Laetare Sunday at St. Rita Catholic Church in Alexandria. Celebrated on the Sunday midway through Lent, Laetare Sunday is a day of joy spent in anticipation of the rejoicing of Easter. In Christian history, as this special Sunday ended at sunset, Christians would gather in prayer to thank God for the gift of Easter.

Join the Institute of Catholic Culture and the Saint Thomas of Canterbury Society as we experience the ancient Lenten service of Vespers in the English Catholic tradition. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. Free admission, and no reservations required. St. Rita Catholic Church, 3815 Russell Rd., Alexandria, Va.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would hope it is free admission and no reservations if it is a worship service. Churches are for adoration, not concerts Hopefully all will remember this and make it a time of prayerful adoration