On Thursdays during the 2018-19 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 2018
September 6th – Compline resumes for Fall Semester
October 4th – Fall Break, no Compline
November 22nd – Penn Thanksgiving Break, no Compline
December 6th – Final Compline of Fall Semester
Spring Semester 2019
January 17 th – Compline resumes
March 7th – Penn Spring Break, no Compline
April 18th – Maundy Thursday, no Compline
April 25th – Final Compline of Spring Semester