Compline for Saturday; No Chant

A little late getting this completed, sorry - a technical difficulty not, for once, caused by my own ignorance. Podcast of Compline for Saturday. Have a good night, everyone. … [Read more...]

Compline for Friday Night

You'll have to forgive if I sound like I'm choking here and there...I sort of was. Sore throat and fever are better, but clearly I still don't sound normal. The podcast for Compline for Friday can be found here. As ever, I recommend you keeping this window open during the office. There is no music; it is simply the Blessed Sacrament on a live feed out of a monastery in PA. Also, Fr. James Martin continues his video series on prayer. Tonight he talks about lectio divina, or, sacred … [Read more...]

Compline; Thursday Night Prayer

This may sound a little scratchy; I'm punk with a fever/sore throat/stiff neck thing, and down for the night. Here is the podcast for Compline; Night Prayer for Thursday. As I said yesterday, if your computer can handle it, a very nice way to pray along with any of these podcasts, is with the recording going on in the background and this page opened. As several have asked, here again are the book and guide I am reading from. Tonight's prayer begins on page 1049. … [Read more...]

Compline; Wednesday Night Prayer

It has been such a stressful, ugly day today, I took a few minutes to record the podcast earlier. By the way - a very nice way to pray along with any of these podcasts, is with the recording going on in the background and this page opened. I'm feeling a bit punk, so it's unlikely I'll be doing morning prayer. … [Read more...]

Compline; Prayer Before Sleep

I've decided I'm going to record Compline, the Prayer before Sleep, for every day of the week. We're living through angry, crazed, hate-filled, anxiety-ridden times. Monastics pray Compline either in community or alone, depending upon the house, but it is always prayed, and since it is meant to be prayed in the night, the Office is kept short, so as to be easily memorized (saved on candles). For monastics, once Compline is prayed, the house is in Grand Silence until morning. Our secular … [Read more...]


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