Candles and Chant

Candles and Chant – 7:00 on Thursdays

This week our service will follow the special presentation on Chinese Christianity and we will use texts and melodies from the  Church of the East for our service. The talk is at 6:00 and the chants will be at 7:30.

Each Thursday during the semester we offer special worship and a time of candlelit serenity. Our group of talented singers leads a peaceful chanted service.

We use the service of evensong or compline.

Evensong was developed in the 16th century as a service for all people, not just monks and nuns. It uses the elements of the monastic evening service of vespers and compline that reflect over 1500 years of Christian prayer. The service includes chant and polyphonic music.

Compline is the last hour of prayer in the day. The name comes from the word for completion. Compline primarily uses Gregorian chant.

These services are open to all, regardless of tradition. Simply come in and find some peace.