Compline on the Eve of the Feast of the Holy Name, 2023

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Compline on the First Sunday after Christmas (the Eve of the Feast of the Holy Name) | December 31, 2023 

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December 31, 2023 • EVE OF THE HOLY NAME

PROCESSIONAL: Puer nobis nascitur – from Moosburg Gradual, c. 1355-1360; arr. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 147 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN 82: Of the Father’s love begotten (Tune: DIVINUM MYSTERIUM) – Sanctus trope, 11th cent.; adapt. Piae Cantiones, 1582; arr. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: MARILYN) – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM I: Lullay my liking – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM II:When Christ was born of Mary free – John Joubert (1927-2019)

The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, dean & rector Ÿ Jason Anderson, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

Special thanks to this evening's videographer, David Wild, and to the many hospitality volunteers at this evening's Labyrinth Walk.

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