From the earliest centuries of the Church, Christians gathered at the end of the Lord’s Day to sing psalms, hymns and spiritual canticles. The official public night prayer of the Church’s Liturgy of the Hours is Compline. Compline comes from the latin word, completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day.
At Compline, we examine our conscience; we sing psalms with their proper antiphons; and we listen to the Word of God. The highlight of the service is the Anthem to Our Lady, in which we process to the Lady Altar, the Faithful are sprinkled with Holy Water, and the antiphon is sung.
Sundays at 7.30p
5 March – 2 April