St. Mary’s hosts Candlelight Compline in the sanctuary.
Compline at St. Mary’s is a simple, quiet service, sung a capella by candlelight. Traditionally the final service of the day in monastic communities, it is a powerful way to greet the end of the school week with prayer and contemplation. Participants sit in the choir stalls by the high altar– you are welcome to join in the singing or sit back and let the prayers wash over you. Compline lasts approximately 15 minutes, and is followed by some time for coffee and conversation in the sanctuary. All are welcome!
Compline begins at 8pm. Want to get involved? Come join us. For more information contact rector(at)stmarysatpenn(dot)org.
Candlelight Compline Dates
Fall Semester 2017
September 7th – Compline resumes
October 5th – Fall Break, no Compline
November 23rd – Thanksgiving, no Compline
December 7th – Final Compline of semester
Spring Semester 2018
January 16th – Compline resumes
March 8th – Spring Break, no Compline
March 29th – Maundy Thursday, no Compline
April 5th – Thursday after Easter, no Compline
April 26th – Final Compline of Spring Semester
Music 10 is a course for credit at the University of Pennsylvania, which matches Penn students with ten Philadelphia musicians for 20 lessons during the year. Students must audition in order to be placed in the program. As a way to “pay forward” the benefits of the Music 10 program, students are required to perform at various venues around the Campus of the University of Pennsylvania. St. Mary’s is fortunate enough to have 4 students who perform at St. Mary’s at various times throughout the year.
Our wonderful friends at the CA! Their mission “is to advocate for peace and justice and educate for faith development of the Penn community.” From their website: “The Christian Association at the University of Pennsylvania serves as an ecumenical resource at Penn and the greater community providing advocacy and direct service on cultural diversity, interfaith education, sexuality, and peacemaking. We do not proselytize to a religious ideology, and through advocacy and direct service we provide opportunities for individuals to develop their own personal voice.”
The Rev. Mariclair Partee Carlsen serves as the Episcopal Chaplain to the University of Pennsylvania, and is an associate chaplain at Penn. She represents the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Penn as a member of the Penn Religious Communities Council.