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What is Compline? A Little History... - Episcopal Churches of Historic Beckford Parish Lord’s Prayer, Night Prayer, American Prayer, Bold Faith, Book Of Common Prayer, Apostles Creed, Evening Prayer, Anglican Church, The Rite

Recently, we have begun offering the service of Compline in the evenings. Many have asked, “What is Compline?” A brief history of Compline can be found in “Commentary on the American Prayer Book”[1]Compline originated in the fourth century as the night prayers of monks in their dormitories. In his Rule, Benedict of Nursia describes the content of the rite in the sixth century: “Let Compline be limited to the saying of three psalms, which are to be said straightforwardly without […]

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