On Thursdays during the 2017-18 school year, St. Mary’s will be hosting Candlelight Compline followed by Coffee and Conversation.
Compline at St. Mary’s is a simple, quiet service, sung a cappella 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 and join us- no preparation is necessary. For more information contact rector(at)stmarysatpenn(dot)org.
Candlelight Compline meets in the St. Mary’s Sanctuary– please use the main Locust Walk entrance, under the belltower.
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 11th – 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