Compline
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Compline services are held at 7:00 pm in the choir stalls every Thursday from September through June (except for Thanksgiving and Maundy Thursday).

Compline is the last of the daily offices. In keeping with the earliest practices of the monastic communities, Compline is offered by candlelight at a time when the work of the day is finished and the quietness of evening begins to settle over the hearts and minds of those gathered in prayer.  This is a short service of ancient prayers, psalms, chanting, and mystery. Incense will be present at this service, as well as the Holy Spirit. All are welcome.

Unable to join us for Sung Compline? Please consider listening to and participating in our Sung Compline liturgy wherever you may be, by clicking on this audio recording.

A generous gift from John Graham provided the seed money to begin offering Compline as a weekly service. To sustain it on an ongoing basis, the fund will need your continued financial support. If you would like to make a donation to the John Graham Compline Fund for the future sustainability of this service, checks can be made to St. John’s with the word “Compline” in the memo line.

Sung Compline 2016-2017

September 2016
1 – The Mirandola Ensemble
8 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble
15 – Lumina
22 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble
29 – Lumina

October 2016
6 – The Mirandola Ensemble
13 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble
20 – Lumina
27 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble

November 2016
3 – The Mirandola Ensemble sings William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices as the Ordinary for Holy Eucharist for the Feast of All Souls
10 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble
17 – Lumina
24 – No Sung Compline (Thanksgiving Day)

December 2016
1 – The Mirandola Ensemble
8 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble
15 – Lumina
22 – The Mirandola Ensemble
29 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble

January 2017
5 – The Mirandola Ensemble + Lumina 
12 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble
19 – Lumina
26 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble

February 2017
2 – The Mirandola Ensemble
9 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble
16 – Lumina
23 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble

March 2017
2 – The Mirandola Ensemble *
9 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble *
16 – Lumina *
23 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble *
30 – Lumina *

April 2017
6 – The Mirandola Ensemble *
13 – No Sung Compline (Maundy Thursday)
20 – Lumina
27 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble

May 2017
4 – The Mirandola Ensemble
11 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble
18 – Lumina
25 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble

June 2017
1 – The Mirandola Ensemble
8 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble
15 – Lumina
22 – St. John’s Lay Clerks’ Ensemble
29 – Lumina + The Mirandola Ensemble (our service will be followed by an ice cream social)

 

*During the Season of Lent, Sung Compline services will conclude with the Sarabandes from J.S. Bach’s French Suites as meditative postludes:

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 1 in D Minor performed by Bob Baumann

Thursday, March 9, 2017 – Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 2 in C Minor performed by Dan Chouinard

Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 3 in B Minor performed by Dan Chouinard

Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 4 in in E-flat Major performed by Dan Chouinard

Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G Major performed by Dan Chouinard

Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 6 in E Major performed by Bob Baumann

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