CHARLOTTE — Everyone is invited to participate in several ancient liturgies during this Lenten season at St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Mission.
Lent for Ukrainian (Byzantine Rite) Catholics, called “Great Lent,” includes several liturgies designed to help the faithful enter into this holy season of fasting, prayer and almsgiving.
Every Wednesday during Lent, the very ancient Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts will be celebrated at St. Basil Mission at 6:30 p.m. During this unique liturgy, Vespers is sung and Holy Communion consecrated on the previous Sunday is distributed to the faithful.
On the Sundays of Great Lent, the Divine Liturgy (Mass) of St. Basil the Great will be celebrated starting at 11 a.m.
St. Basil Mission is an Eastern rite Catholic Church in full communion with the pope. All liturgies are celebrated in English in the chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, located at 1400 Suther Road in Charlotte. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the various ancient liturgies of the Byzantine Rite. For more information, go to www.stbasil.weebly.com.
— Catholic News Herald