Divine Liturgy is held annually at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann, Scranton, Pennsylvania
The annual novena to St. Ann draws thousands of faithful pilgrims from July 17 through July 26, the feast day of St. Ann on the Latin calendar (July 25 : Dormition of St. Ann on Eastern rite Calendar). Novena week is observed with multiple daily Roman Catholic Masses and daily novena prayer services with inspirational preaching. Each year for four decades, a Byzantine Catholic Liturgy has also been featured.
Our Bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersery (currently Bishop Kurt Burnette) celebrates the Divine Liturgy together with one of the novena preachers and rector of St. Ann’s Basilica, and with our area Byzantine Catholic priests, deacons, altar servers and choir members assisting.
Click on the links below to see the Photo Galleries from the Divine Liturgy at the Basilica of St. Ann, Scranton. The photos are a sample of the annual event.
† For a FULL DESCRIPTION of the history of the Divine Liturgy during St. Ann novena week: