On Thursdays during the 2019- 2020 school year, St. Mary’s hosts 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 8 pm.
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
Spring Semester 2019
January 24th – Compline resumes
*February- Compline will not meet due to Sanctuary Unavailability*
March 5th – Spring Break, no Compline
April 18th – Maundy Thursday, no Compline
April 23rd – Thursday after Easter, no Compline
April 26th – Final Compline of Spring Semester
Fall Semester 2019
September 5th- Compline Resumes
October 10th- Fall Break, no Compline
November 28th- Thanksgiving Break, no Compline
Dec 5th- Final Compline of Fall Semester