Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 01, 2015
Solemn Evensong and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be celebrated by St. Luke’s Church on Saturday, April 11th at 4 p.m. in the Abbey Church of St. Anselm’s Abbey.
St. Anselm’s Abbey is located at 4501 South Dakota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC. A reception will be held after the liturgy in the Abbey’s Fort Augustus Room. Both the service and the reception are free and open to the public.
St. Luke’s, which is also known as St. Luke’s at Immaculate Conception, is a Parish of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, which was established in 2012 by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Parishes of the Ordinariate retain certain elements of the Anglican liturgical patrimony in their worship. The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, which covers the United States and Canada, is the equivalent of a diocese within the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.
This beautiful and reverent sung liturgy will feature language from Elizabethan England and Anglican chant followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The Very Rev. Mark Lewis, newly appointed Dean of the Eastern Deanery of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and pastor of the St. Luke’s Community, will be the officiant.
The clergy and people of St. Luke’s express their gratitude to the Benedictine monks of St. Anselm’s Abbey for their hospitality, and they invite the public to join them as they “worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”
St. Luke’s Church is meeting on Sundays at Immaculate Conception Church, 1315 8th St., NW, Washington, DC. Their Sunday Mass is at 8:30 a.m., and is followed by coffee hour. Daily Mass in the Ordinariate form is at 8:30 am and is also at Immaculate Conception.