All are invited March 28, at 5pm for a virtual Palm Sunday Evensong service, in which the ‘song’ of voices is heard at the ‘even’ point between the active day and the restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation of Christ's love for us.
The service will be repeated on Tuesday evening, March 30, at 7:35pm
Here are the Zoom registration links
Evensong dates back to the time of the Reformation, using elements of the old monastic Offices of Vespers and Compline. The liturgy (a fixed set of words and ceremonial features) that the Church uses was laid out in Archbishop Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer, the first version of which appeared in 1549. The music took shape a few decades later, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, with great composers like William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, and in each subsequent generation, new composers have continued to add masterworks of classical choral music to the repertoire of Evensong. This has inspired a unique 500-year-old unbroken tradition, creating a connection of the present with the past, tapping into something much greater than ourselves.
St. Thomas, Chilliwack is working together with St. Matthew's, Abbotsford to host this service.