Compline

Compline is the final Office of the day, which is prayed before sleep. From Wikipedia:

Compline (also Complin, Night Prayer, Prayers at the End of the Day) is the final church service (or Office) of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The English word Compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St. Benedict in his ‘Rule’. Compline tends to be a contemplative Office that emphasizes spiritual peace. In many monasteries it is the custom to begin the “Great Silence” after Compline, during which the whole community, including guests, observes silence throughout the night until the morning service the next day.

What follows here is one possible version of how an Anglo-Orthodox Compline service might look, combining both Anglican and Eastern Orthodox elements. We offer it simply as one possible model: a resource for those who might be interested in exploring the possibilities of an Eastern Rite Anglican Daily Office.

Anglo-Orthodox Compline (for experimental use)
Edited by Br. Brendan E. Williams
CLICK HERE (PDF, 319kb)

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