Compline - Tuesdays at 9:00pm
In partnership with Christ Church Cathedral in Montréal, united in the fight against Coronavirus, join us online as we Livestream Sung Compline on Tuesday nights at 9pm.
Come sing and pray with us as we worship together in this beautiful and ancient form of night prayer.
The service will be streamed from our Livestream page where we will also post our worship bulletin each week so that you can join us in worship.
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.
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.