St Alexander the Patriarch of Constantinople

Join us for a potluck dinner, friendly discussion and evening prayers. We will pray the evening Compline service.

Compline is called the “after-dinner” service of the Church. Its name, both in Greek and Slavonic, indicates this. It is a service of psalms and prayers to be read following the evening meal; after Vespers has been served. On days when Vespers is connected to the Divine Liturgy, such as the eves of Christmas and Epiphany, Great Compline is added to Matins to form a Vigil service. During the first week of Great Lent, the Penitential Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete is read at the Compline Service.

More information about the cycle of prayers in the Orthodox Church be found here.