Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts - 03/26/14

One of the beloved features of Great Lent is the Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts. This is a season of fasting, when we are to limit our food, and even celebrating the Divine Liturgy is usually not permitted on week-days. However, to give us strength for our journey to Pascha, we have these special Liturgies of Pre-Sanctified Gifts each week.

At Saints Peter & Paul, we gather on Wednesday evening for this service. It is called Pre-Sanctified because the Gifts for communion were already consecrated upon the altar the previous Sunday, and held in holy anticipation for this evening. The church is dimly lit and filled with the singing of psalms. Afterward, we share in a supper together.