YOU ARE INVITED TO
EVENSONG ON THE PATRONAL FEAST OF ST. TIMOTHY
ST TIMOTHY ANGLICAN CHURCH COMMUNITY
The St. Basil Schola
ST. BASIL’S SCHOOL OF GREGORIAN CHANT
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 5:00 PM
6819 LOUETTA ROAD, SPRING, TEXAS 77379
Evening Prayer, called Evensong when it is sung, is a conflation of the mediaeval offices of Vespers, in which the Canticle of Mary (Magnificat) is sung, and Compline, which features the Canticle of Simeon (Nunc dimittis). Each of the canticles is preceded by a reading from scripture, so that there are two scriptural readings instead of the one reading which is typical of the mediaeval cycle of daily prayer offices.
Evensong is the choral offering of Daily Evening Prayer as it has developed in the Anglican patrimony. While Evening Prayer is said in many churches and households, it is often sung, in simple plainchant or elaborate polyphony, in those places which have the choral resources for this beautiful and uniquely Anglican order of worship. As such, it represents a continuation of the rich mediaeval practice of elaborate choral celebrations of Vespers, the most gorgeously offered of the cycle of daily prayer offices.
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