Compline Returns on Tuesdays
Join us in a Zoom room for Sung Compline on Tuesday nights at 9pm.
This fall, we're going to try something new for Compline! One of the pieces we miss most about worshipping together is actually being together. So for the first part of the fall, we're going to try gathering in a Zoom room for Compline. This will allow us to see each other as we worship and it will allow us to connect for a few minutes afterwards, to talk to each other, to engage together on a deeper level - and we hope you'll try it with us!
This form of night prayer is a faithful and thoughtful way to end the day. The Office of Compline is rooted in the daily cycle of prayer observed by the early Christian monastic communities. By the 6th century, St. Benedict had codified the rule for his followers, setting forth a formula for the recitation of psalms, hymns, prayers, and readings seven times a day. Compline was the final prayer hour before retiring for the evening. It is still the final setting of prayers for monastic communities all over the world who are praying for you and for all of God’s people. Come sing and pray with us as we worship together in this beautiful and ancient form of night prayer.
The service incorporates plainsong and diverse choral styles and genres creating a unique blend of new and older musical traditions. As was customary in medieval chapels, Compline is offered by candlelight and much of the music is unaccompanied. You might consider turning down the lights and lighting some candles at home. The unifying thread through the Compline service is quiet meditation and reflection led and inspired by music.