18 February 2009

Last Compline until Easter

Tonight we sang together Compline for the last time till after Easter. Wednesday nights will comprise Vespers and then refreshments (rather than Eucharist, Bible Study, Compline) during Lent, except that next Wednesday - Ash Wednesday - the Divine Service will be celebrated in the evening instead of Vespers. It feels downright weird to "give up" Compline for Lent, but I AM looking forward to the Passion Vespers. Still, I'll be eagerly waiting until we sing: "Guide us waking, O Lord..." once again.

9 comments:

Rev. Cholak said...

Just curious, are you saying that you normally have the Lord's Supper every Wednesday and then during Lent you give it up?

William Weedon said...

Oddly enough, YES. The parish expressed a strong desire to retain Vespers for the Wednesdays of Advent and Lent; so we suspend the midweek Eucharist during those seasons and encourage everyone to attend the Vespers instead.

Rev. Luke T. Zimmerman said...

Pr. Weedon:

Wednesday nights will compromise Vespers and then refreshments (rather than Eucharist, Bible Study, Compline) during Lent

Interesting. I thought my parish "compromised" Vespers, but it was only the poorly sung liturgist's parts............

I think you want the word "comprise."

LTZ

William Weedon said...

Thanks, Luke. FIXED.

Anonymous said...

How about Wednesday, March 25th (the Annunciation)? Will you be celebrating mass on this day?

William Weedon said...

Mass for Annunciation will be offered in the morning; Vespers will continue the Passion.

bajaye said...

Sounds rather, well, Orthodox...

Brian

Rev. Cholak said...

Has anyone ever asked to keep the Supper? At Zion here in Fort Wayne, we have the supper after the Vespers service is complete. Interesting!

William Weedon said...

Not so far...