Service of Compline
First Sunday Evening of each Month – 8:00 pm
A beautiful, compelling and peaceful service, Compline has been celebrated at St. Andrew’s since 1991. Compline is held the first Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the St. Andrew’s sanctuary. Compline, a monastic office, traditionally consists of chanted Psalms, short passages of scripture, a canticle (a liturgical song), an office hymn, and a litany, bringing together our thoughts and prayers. The service at St. Andrew’s adds an introit and an anthem.
The men in this choir are bonded in dedication to this moving, peaceful, and spiritual form of worship and united by their love of the Lord and the closeness of the Holy Spirit during this moving time of worship.
Congregation members are drawn in to this experience with them. Once you experience a Compline service, you will want to return each month for its spirituality and beauty.
For more than 1,500 years, monks have praised and worshiped God eight times a day every day, through short services, where they chant psalms, hymns, and songs. Compline is the last of the eight daily monastic offices of worship, which include Vigils (or Matins), Lauds, Prime, Terse, Sext, None, Vespers, and finally Compline, meaning “complete” and signalling the completion of the day.
For more information about Compline and how you can be involved, contact director James Roberts.