The Byzantine Feast of St Benedict in Rome

Posted March 15, 2017 4:20 pm by Gregory DiPippo

The Byzantine Feast of St Benedict in Rome

In the Byzantine Rite, the feast of St Benedict is kept on March 14th, one week before the day of his death, which is his traditional Roman day. The Greek College in Rome honors him as its Patron Saint, but because his feast always falls in Lent, when the Divine Liturgy is only celebrated on Sundays and Saturdays, it is commemorated when it falls during the week at a Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, Vespers combined with a Communion service. Here are a few pictures from yesterday evening’s ceremony.An icon of St Athanasius. titular Saint of the College’s main church.As

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