This Wednesday, March 5th, at 6:30pm we will have our first Pre-Sanctified Liturgy of the Lenten season. All are welcome.
Because Great Lent is a season of repentance, fasting, and intensified prayer, the Orthodox Church regards more frequent reception of communion as especially desirable at that time. The Divine Liturgy has a festal character not in keeping with the Lenten season and so, the Presanctified Liturgy is celebrated instead. (See brief overview.)