CHORAL COMPLINE COMMEMORATING 9/11
Sunday, September 11
8 p.m. in the Church
Starting in Fall 2022, we will offer in-person Choral Compline in our church 5 times. On each occasion, the main church Douglas Avenue doors will be open to a quiet, candlelit church at 7:30 p.m. All in-person Compline services will also now include light coming only from candles, processing, incense, and a reception following.
Coming from the Latin completorium, from which we have our word “complete,” This meditative service is designed as the concluding prayer of our day. Lasting a little less than 30 minutes and in our candlelit church, this liturgy centers around the Psalms, Scripture, and prayers taken from Scripture (including the Nunc Dimittis – the Song of Simeon). Unaccompanied music by the Compline Choir of Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony - no sermon or Holy Eucharist. The particular liturgical aesthetic of our Compline is aimed at concluding our weekend with reflection, calm, and peace. Compline is an ideal setting for those who may not regularly attend church.
Choral Repertoire for September 11 is:
Te lucis ante terminum - Chad McCoy (written for the Compline Choir, 2021)
Da pacem Domine - Arvo Pärt
Nunc Dimittis in B-flat - Howard Helvey
Learn more about Choral Compline here.