Compline on the First Sunday of Advent, 2023

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Compline on the First Sunday of Advent | December 3, 2023 

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

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December 3, 2023 • The First Sunday of Advent 

ORISON: Matin Responsory – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

PSALM 80:1-7, 16-18 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN 66: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Tune: STUTTGART) – mel. from Psalmodia Sacra, 1715; harm. William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: MARILYN) – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

ANTHEM: Ecce advenit dominator Dominus – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

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

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