8 pm Compline (doors open at 7:30)
Sunday, October 07, 2018, 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
COMPLINE RETURNS ON OCTOBER 7th AT 8 P.M.—The days are growing shorter and the presence of night and darkness will soon push aside summer’s sunshine and warmth. And we will once again gather on the first Sunday of each month for Choral Compline. We hope you will join us in the candlelit chancel and nave beginning Sunday evening, October 7th. The Holy Spirit Compline Choir will help close your day, chanting Psalm 26 as well as the ending refrain, “Guide us waking and guard us sleeping.” We hope you will join us.
Compline, the ancient service of plainchant and contemplative prayer, will be offered at Holy Spirit on the first Sunday of each month, October through May. This contemplative service is conducted in candlelight and led by a reader and choir. The congregation participates in silence.
Compline marks a place between: the transition into darkness and the dormancy of sleep, a time when we put away the remains of the day as preparation to reconnect to our deepest call to life.
Doors open at 7:30 to allow for those who wish time for undisturbed silence. The service begins at 8 and lasts no more than a half hour. Doors will be locked at 9. This also allows additional time after Compline to gently disengage before leaving.
Our daily lives are full of activity and sound and multi-tasking and hurrying. Come join us, on the first Sunday of each month, the first day of the week, for a half hour of quiet and calm. Compline.