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Compline, with the Lamentations of Jeremiah

Join us in the Eastern Lady Chapel to hear this hauntingly beautiful choral performance as we journey through the most solemn week of the Christian calendar. Compline will be sung by the Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars and will include the Lamentations of Jeremiah.

Compline, sometimes known as  Night Prayer or Prayers at the End of the Day is the final church service 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. Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, and certain other Christian denominations with liturgical traditions prescribe Compline services. Compline tends to be a contemplative Office that emphasizes spiritual peace. In many monasteries it is the custom to begin the "Great Silence" after Compline, during which the whole community, including guests, observes silence throughout the night until the morning service the next day.

What is Lent?
Lent - the great 40 days of preparation for the Feast of Easter - begins on Ash Wednesday, a solemn day of repentance and forgiveness. As we receive the cross of ashes on our foreheads, we are reminded of our mortality and our utter dependence upon God our Father. Over the next six weeks, we journey towards the Cross, examining and reviewing our spiritual lives.

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