The ancient monastic office of Compline is sung by members of the Christ Church Choir each Sunday night during the academic term. Candles offer the only illumination, and the choir sings from an unseen loft at the north end of the crossing.
The earliest formal description of Compline is found in the Rule of Saint Benedict, written in the early sixth century. Benedict described in fewer than thirty words the form Compline would take for the next thousand years: Psalm, hymn, chapter, blessing, and dismissal. "After Compline," he wrote, "no one may speak."
Compline is sung each Sunday at 9:00pm.
August 28, 2016
November 20, 2016
January 8, 2017
April 16, 2017
May 21, 2017
First Compline of the fall term
Last Compline of the fall term
First Compline of the spring term
Easter Sunday Compline & Mass
Final Compline of the spring term