- Sep 17 2023
- 10:00 pm - 10:25 pm
Compline by candlelight.
Sunday nights at 10:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary or by Zoom.
What is Compline?
“Besides the prayer services in the morning (Matins) and evening (Evensong or vespers), our Lutheran worship books also include a prayer service at the close of day, also called Compline.
Compline is descended from the night prayers said before bed at the end of the monastic round of daily prayer. It is a simple office including a confession of sins, one or more psalms, a short reading from scripture, versicles and responses, the Lord’s Prayer, collects which ask for God’s protection during the night to come, and the canticle Nunc dimittis. A hymn for the evening may follow the short reading from scripture. The collects may be followed by a time of silence, along with free intercessions and thanksgiving.”
(from the North American Lutheran Church website: https://thenalc.org/worship-resources/prayer-at-the-close-of-day-compline/#:~:text=Besides%20the%20prayer%20services%20in,monastic%20round%20of%20daily%20prayer.)