Tag Archives: Vespers

Before I Lay Me Down to Sleep – Compline

In the early centuries of the Church, in addition to the celebration of Mass, it was customary to hold a so-called vigil, a prayer service in three parts, on the night before a feast day. From this vigil service developed … Continue reading

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Sunset Meditation – Vespers

Vespers is the sunset evening prayer service in the many denominations liturgies of the canonical hours. The word comes from the Greek ἑσπέρα (“hespera”) and the Latin vesper, meaning “evening”. It is also referred to in the Anglican tradition as … Continue reading

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A Book of Hours

My intention was be be very organized this year and I am on track for that. But being organized is not an end to itself but a means to an end, that end being more time to spend on things … Continue reading

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