Special Service of Compline : Reign of Christ
- Sunday, November 26, 2017
- 8:00PM - 9:00PM
- Christ Church Cathedral
Special Service of Compline at Christ Church Cathedral
Our final service of Compline for this year will be on Sunday November 26th at 8 PM. It will feature a full choir comprised of both the Women’s and Men’s Scholas plus additional singers. This service will be dedicated to the late Reverend Andrew Wilhelm Boyles, Deacon and musician who contributed richly to the life of our diocese, who also revitalized our Compline ministry in recent years. We will feature his favorite selections and some additional pieces in his honour.
You are invited to join us for this special occasion, to remember Andrew and to experience the service of beauty and serenity of the service of Compline. We use the form for Compline from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, reflecting the tradition originated by St. Benedict. This ancient monastic service is the final of seven daily offices prayed by religious orders before retiring for the night, incorporating texts of the psalms, canticles and hymns to remind us of the nearness of God in darkness and sleeping as well as in waking and light. Come and experience how this seamless blend of music and prayer invites us all into a holiness of life. This will also be an opportunity to consider participating occasionally as we will be training and incorporating new officiants and servers in the coming year. If you are interested please contact the Reverend Ross Bliss.