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First Friday Epiphany Compline & Pre-Event Gathering
January 6 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Compline, Ancient Music for the Modern Soul
In-person and streamed
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We ring in the ‘first’ First Friday of 2023 with the celebration of Epiphany. In addition to 9 PM Compline, come hear a bright, uplifting and beautiful musical prelude of a brass, percussion and organ. Dessert reception at 8 PM, brass music at 8:30 and choral Compline at 9 PM.
The short service of Compline is based on the closing time of prayer in the Daily Office, or monastic cycle of prayer. It is observed in monasteries around 9:00 PM when darkness has fallen and bedtime is near.
The thoughts that inspire the prayers during Compline are the need for divine forgiveness and protection against the powers of darkness. Prayers for peace and rest are sung or chanted as night falls by an ensemble of approximately 25 accomplished a capella singers drawn from around the Central Pennsylvania region.