Bicentennial vespers mark ‘One Family in Faith’

AIKEN/COLUMBIA—Father Gary Linsky, rector of the Basilica of St. Peter in ​Columbia, celebrated the beginning of the Diocese of Charleston’s countdown to its bicentennial with a vespers service on July 12. Processing with him in the photo above is Msgr. Richard Harris, Vicar General and pastor of St. Joseph Church in Columbia, and Father Joseph Romanoski, pastor of Corpus Christi Church in Lexington.

Father Gregory Wilson, pastor of St. Mary Help of Christians Church in Aiken, also celebrated a Bicentennial vespers at his parish July 26. Photo below.

The motto for the 200th anniversary is “One Family in Faith.”