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Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth


2018 Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth

Virginia’s bishops invite legislators, community leaders and people from all parties & faiths to come together to pray for the needs of Virginia. Stay tuned for the date for the 2018 event, to be held in February at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. 

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Virginia Vespers

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and then-Bishop (now Emeritus) Paul S. Loverde hosted the first-ever prayer liturgy for the needs of the Commonwealth in 2016. Among the participants that first year were Governor Terry McAuliffe, state legislators, clergy, educators and parishioners – from different parties and other faiths.The tradition continued in 2017, with Bishop Michael F. Burbidge joining Bishop DiLorenzo and participants in prayer for Virginia.

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