A service of Choral Evensong will be held at St. Hilda’s Anglican Church on Sunday, March 15 at 5 p.m.
The Rev. Bruce Morris, Deacon at St. Hilda’s, has this to say: “Evensong is the common name for a Christian church service originating in the Anglican tradition as part of the reformed practice of the Daily Office. The service may also be referred to as Evening Prayer, but Evensong is the more common name when the service is musical.
“It is roughly the equivalent of Vespers in the Roman Catholic Church. The service emerged soon after the Church of England was established and has been a beloved part of traditional Anglican worship ever since.”
Choral Evensong is just that – Evening Prayer, with a choir providing music for meditation. Music composed by Orlande di Lassus, C.V. Stanford, Edward Bairstow, and Richard Ayleward will be sung by Vespersong at the upcoming March Evensong.
Many people from a variety of faith traditions have come to enjoy Choral Evensong as a calm, relaxing way to transition from a day – or week – of work to a night of rest. Everyone is encouraged to come and lay aside their worries and stresses in the comfort of a welcoming and contemplative service of music and prayer.
– Submitted by David Poon