Compline Dec 6, 2015

On Sunday evening, December 6th, the Saint Cecilia Chamber Consort chanted the office of compline (night prayer) with the opening rites of Adoration, followed by compline and benediction in a candlelit setting with incense to emulate this beautiful ritual that took place in churches and cathedrals especially in the Middle Ages and Renaissance period. Compline (Night Prayer), is the final church service (or office) of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The English word Compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. The professional vocal ensemble is derived from the professional singers of Saint Pius X, and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, under the direction of Michael Lantowski. 


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