3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Sunday at 10:00am

Candlelight Compline at St. Mary’s

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.

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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