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Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth


2018 Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth

On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at the mid-point of the 2018 General Assembly session, legislators, community leaders and people from all parties & faiths are invited to come together at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, to pray for the needs of Virginia. A wine and appetizers reception follows.

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Virginia Vespers

The late 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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