Category Archives: Roman Catholic

Compline at Prinknash Abbey

The Order for Compline at Prinknash Abbey ACCORDING TO THE HOLY RULE OF SAINT BENEDICT AND THE BREVIARIUM MONASTICUM 1963/65 Note that this is both pre-Vatican II and Benedictine. It does not contain the Nunc Dimittis and antiphons that one … Continue reading

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Compline – Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

I was in Chicago for the month of January. On the last Sunday of the month, I determined I would attend Compline at St. John Cantius Church, where the canons regular have a special mission for excellence in liturgy, both … Continue reading

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Compline at the Abbey of New Clairvaux

The Abbey of New Clairvaux is a Roman Catholic monastery of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, or Trappists, founded in 1955 and located roughly 100 miles north of Sacramento, California. (View Video on YouTube) The architectural setting … Continue reading

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Compline with Catholic Underground London

Catholic Underground London began as a direct response to a call that began with Pope John Paul II, who said that because the Gospel lives in conversation with culture, we must be fearless in crossing the cultural threshold of the … Continue reading

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Compline at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is a Trappist monastery near Conyers GA. The following recording is of their Compline liturgy: monastery_compline.mp3 Chapel, Monastery of the Holy Spirit – photo from http://www.trappist.net At their website, there is a slide show … Continue reading

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Compline at New Melleray Abbey

My best friend is a Trappist monk at New Melleray Abbey, about 13 miles southwest from Dubuque IA. It was on a personal retreat to New Melleray Abbey and visit to my friend that I first encountered the monastic version … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Student Night Prayer

At Vanderbilt University, Vandy+Catholic, as the campus Catholic organization is casually called, prays Night Prayer each night, Sunday through Thursday. It is student directed and uses the words of the official Liturgy of the Hours, with sung hymns but spoken … Continue reading

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Night Prayer at Ampleforth Abbey

Just to get things started, here is a modified cross posting from my other blog: Night Prayer, or Compline, comprises the last office of the Liturgy of the Hours. It is sung in a mostly dark church or chapel just … Continue reading

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It begins…

This blog is for my exploration of the Divine Office – particularly Night Prayers/Compline and Vespers/Evensong. These were esoteric terms to me until I attended Evensong in Dublin, Ireland, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and at Christ Church Cathedral (both Church … Continue reading

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