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Vespers Service at Basilica to Mark 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore, will preside at a vespers service on Sunday, September 11 at 6 p.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

All are welcome to attend the service, which will also honor the sacrifices and service of area police, fire and emergency personnel and other first responders.

A vespers (or evening prayer) service includes the singing of hymns, psalms and canticles, a scripture reading, and a series of prayers and the benediction. Unlike a Mass, there is no Liturgy of the Eucharist in a vespers service.