Compline is the last of the four services in the Daily Office (BCP, p. 127). It is descended from the night prayers said before bed at the end of the monastic round of daily prayer. Compline is a simple office including a confession of sins, one or more psalms, a short reading from scripture, versicles and responses, the Lord’s Prayer, collects which ask for God’s protection during the night to come, and the canticle Nunc dimittis. A hymn for the evening may follow the short reading from scripture. The collects may be followed by a time of silence, along with free intercessions and thanksgivings.
Since March 16, 2020, the Church of the Holy Apostles has been holding a nightly time of Compline via Zoom. The prayers are led by one of the attendees and afterwards, we spend time catching up with each other on matters both large and small. Contact our church office for the Zoom login information, or check out the Acts of the Apostles email, or the Compline entry on the church calendar at the bottom of our Worship with Us page.