We invite you to attend a liturgy after dark. Evening Prayer + Music is an experience of the evening office which orchestrates liturgy, readings, chamber music, candles, and prayer. A bit different from the classic Evensong as sung by a cathedral choir, our expression offers ancient and modern chamber music, hymns and settings of the canticles sung by the congregation, and all within the embrace of Canterbury’s exquisite sanctuary.
Wouldst thou know my meaning? Lie down in the Fire, see and taste the flowing Godhead through thy being; feel the Holy Spirit moving and compelling thee within the flowing Fire and Light of God… [Mechthild of Magdeburg, ca. 1207 – ca. 1282]
The next EPM is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th, at 7 PM.
We will commemorate the feast day of Mechthild of Magdeburg, a 13th century Christian Mystic and author.
The Reverend Doctor Jeanine Driscoll, Rector of St. Thomas, will officiate at the liturgy and music for organ and woodwinds (oboe and bassoon) will be performed by local artists Rebecca Ray and Tim Wells and accompanied by our parish musician Frederick Frahm.
The lectionary for the liturgy will include Psalms 76 and 119 in metrical form, readings from 1 Samuel and St. Luke, and hymns sung by the congregation to the tunes Conditor Alme Siderum, Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, Kingsfold, Uffingham, and St. Clement. The rite for Evening Prayer will be drawn from the Book of Common Prayer (1979).
A retiring collection will be received at the end of the liturgy which will be used to further the Music & Arts ministries at Canterbury.
Keep in mind that parking is limited in the church lot, but available in the very near neighborhood, and that the liturgy begins promptly at 7 PM.
We hope you will join us!