This Friday, 6 Dec, 8:15p, come away from the crowds and traffic jams and join us in the liturgy for Compline, sometimes also known as Prayer at the Close of Day. There will be time allocated to reflect on the year that has gone by, to share your thoughts if you so wish, and to listen and make room in our hearts for 2014’s fresh start.
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The office of Compline is the final office (or service) of the day according to the ancient, monastic cycle of canonical hours (increments for daily prayer.) The term Compline, from the Latin ‘completorium’ (completed), was first used by St. Benedict in the 6th century, and was part of the ‘Rule of Benedict’, a book of guidelines for monks living and praying in monastic communities. Compline is intended to be repetitive and easily memorized and recited in plain chant. Compline services emphasize rest, spiritual peace and contemplation. (Description adapted from http://compline.lucpgh.com/Pittsburgh_Compline_Choir/Our_Service.html )
Join us for a quiet evening in this corner of Bangsar, away from the bustle of Friday night KL. Get to know a friend or fellow BLC-ian better. Maybe make an altogether new friend! (Yes, please bring with you anyone who you think would be blessed by being at this gathering as well!) I’ll also be bringing some snacks and biscuits. Those who wish to make themselves a cup of coffee, tea or Milo will have something to dunk in their beverages in case there was no time for proper dinner before 🙂
– – – About First Fridays:
First Fridays are monthly evening gatherings at Bangsar Lutheran Church: A simple hour of contemplative and reflective worship for those seeking an “alternative” space to slow down at the end of the week… a respite from the busyness of our daily experience and a chance to renew our strength in God’s presence and one another’s fellowship. In the past, this meeting has included moments of silent prayer, art, scripture reading and reflection, and songs. First Fridays are an experimental space to share fresh approaches, as well as to revisit age-old traditions in Christian worship. Guests are invited to suggest readings, music and other prayer & thought points for future meeting. Please feel free to contact any of the event hosts/admins with your ideas!