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Author Peterson, Kenneth V.

Title Prayer as night falls : experiencing compline / Kenneth V. Peterson.

Publication Info. Brewster, Massachusetts : Paraclete Press, Inc., 2013.

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Description 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-226).
Contents Compline in the Holy box: an introduction -- Round me falls the night: elements of compline -- At day's close: night in ancient times -- Be sober, be vigilant: darkness and light -- A quiet night and a perfect end: death and life -- Before the ending of the day: Christian origins of compline -- Seeking God seeking me: compline and the mystic path -- From Canterbury to Constantinople: compline from 600 to 1600 -- To the Supreme Being: beauty -- Old wine in new bottles: compline from 1600 to the present -- The monks of Broadway: community -- In the shadow of your wings: finding lasting peace -- Appendix A: The office of compline -- Appendix B: Musical examples -- Appendix C: A selected list of resources for praying compline.
Summary Peterson has sung Compline at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle since the mid-1960s, and tells the story of the history and themes of the office, woven together with reflections from his own spiritual journey. He shows how you can experience and participate in the last of the daily cycle of fixed-hour prayer, while providing a comprehensive look at this ever-popular contemplative prayer service at the end of the day.
Subject Spiritual life -- Christianity.
Compline.
Prayer -- Christianity.
Night -- Miscellanea.
ISBN 9781612613765 (pb french flaps)
1612613764 (pbk.)