Special Compline of Memorial & Lament

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THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 9:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave, livestreamed, and broadcast on Classical KING

This Sunday marks the three-year anniversary of the closure of the cathedral and the suspension of in-person liturgies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While on the surface most aspects of our lives and the life of the cathedral are "back to normal," the grief, loss, and division from that difficult time remain. Our tradition teaches the importance, even the necessity, of lament as a response to such painful events. The Office of Compline this Sunday will be offered with special intention for all that we have lost—and the relationships that were broken—during the events of 2020–2022. The service will begin with the chant from the Office of the Dead, Requiem aeternam, sung in procession with incense, and will conclude with a presentation of Lamentations, written in 1973 for the Compline Choir and solo cello. Cathedral member Page Smith, the cellist for whom the work was written, will join the choir, as will Dean Steve Thomason. Join in person or via livestream for this special observance. Please note that incense will be used.

UPDATE: The service may now be seen and heard here.

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