Addition Prayer Services
Our Morning and Night Prayer Services are now available for use anytime. These services of daily prayer will be available to you as a way of beginning and ending your days. We will change the music every couple of weeks, and offer different services for the season of Advent which begins for us in mid-November. Access to these services can be found below.
Matins is the first of the seven monastic canonical hours of prayer, traditionally observed a couple of hours after midnight. More recently is has become the first service of morning prayer.
Even as we gather (virtually these days) around God’s word on the first day of the week, we are encouraged to start and end each day between Sundays with prayer. With the rising of the sun we praise God for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and we ask the Holy Spirit’s help in taking up the cross to follow Jesus into another day.
Compline is the final service of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours.
The English word is derived from the Latin completorium, as compline is the completion of the working day. The word was first used in this way around the start of the 6th century in the Rule of Benedict.
As evening comes, we look to the light of Christ that scatters the darkness, even as we anticipate the great awakening of the resurrection. Night prayer offers a time to acknowledge both the gifts and failings of each day, as we commend ourselves and the whole world into God’s hands.
Soon, as the season changes, the days will be shorter and the nights longer and darker. You are encouraged to set aside a place in your home – perhaps with a candle, a bible and other devotional materials – and spend some quiet time in prayer at the beginning and end of each day. We hope this service will be both comforting and helpful.