Compline of Memorial and Lament (Lent 4, 2023)

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Special Compline of Memorial & Lament | Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 19, 2023 

A special service observing the three-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdown

Order of Service in Lent  |  Each week's repertoire is posted here

The Order of Service and repertoire may be found at:

March 19, 2023 • The Fourth Sunday in Lent: LAETARE Office for the Dead | 3 Years of COVID

PROCESSIONAL: Requiem aeternam – Plainsong, Mode VI

PSALM 91 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN 502: O Holy Spirit, by whose breath, life rises (Tune: VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Lamentations – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)


Klaglied, BuxWV 76 - Dieterich Buxtehude

Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV Anh. 78 - J.S. Bach

Récit de Nazard - Bengt Hambraeus

Berceuse & Final from Firebird - Igor Stravinsky, arr. Maurice Besly

Jason Anderson, director • Page Smith, violoncellist • William Turnipseed, reader • Derek Tilton, cantor • Mark McDonald, organ recitalist

We are blessed to be joined by the Dean of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason. For the opening procession, the crucifer is Ray Miller and the thurifer is Marc Aubertin.

Thanks to this evening's Compline volunteers—hospitality ministers Priscilla Strand and Estephan Meza, and videographer Michael Perera.

Compline at Saint Mark's Cathedral has been a Seattle tradition since 1956. All the singers are volunteers. Learn more at:


  • The Service Leaflet contains all you need to fully participate in each liturgy from home.


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  • Video of past services can be seen here.
  • Audio and printed text of sermons can be found here.

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