HOLY THURSDAY LITURGY WITH METROPOLITAN LAWRENCE
Apr 13 2017
ALL THE FAITHFUL OF THE ARCHEPARCHY AND THEIR GUESTS ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO JOIN METROPOLITAN LAWRENCE AND THE CLERGY OF THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC ARCHEPARCHY OF WINNIPEG FOR THE ANNUAL GREAT AND HOLY THURSDAY HIERARCHICAL DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT.
This is a special annual Divine Liturgy that customarily includes:
- the blessing of the Holy Chrism Oil used for Chrismations (Confirmations) throught the Archeparchy in the coming year, and
- the Ceremony of the Washing of feet, in memory of Christ's actions at the Last Supper.
This is the day when we especially celebrate the institution of the Lord's awesome gift of the Holy Eucharist and the institution of the Priesthood itself.
On this day it is a tradition of particular importance that the local Bishop - in this case Metropolitan-Archbishop Lawrence Huculak - is joined by all his clergy and as many monastics and lay faithful as possible at the Cathedral or a designated Church.
This year, the church of
St. Basil the Great Ukrainian Catholic Parish
(202 Harcourt street, Winnipeg)
has been chosen as the host Church for Holy Thursday services.
They will begin at 10:00 AM - 13 April 2017.
[Detail of Washing of Feet by Duccio di Buoninsegna (1308)]