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March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Compline is a wonderfully accessible and ancient service of the Christian church, traceable back to the fourth century. Early Christians, having inherited the daily morning and evening prayer practices of the Jewish faith, gradually added services at other hours of the day. Compline (from the Latin verb complere, meaning “to complete”) marked the last prayers before sleep. Monastic communities still use this simple and beautiful service to enter the “Great Silence,” refraining from further speech until the morning. Compline is a way of praying that has become popular well beyond the monastery. It is a rich ritual “hinge” to the day or week, enfolding all that has transpired in prayer.
This special Lenten Compline service, to be sung by the Coventry Choir of St. George’s Episcopal Church under the direction of Lucas Fletcher, Director of Music Ministries, will feature several music arrangements by the late David Ferguson,Esq., former member of the Coventry Choir