The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.
When the COVID pandemic prevented in-person gatherings, we began offering the service of Compline online (via Zoom) on Wednesday evenings at 8:00. The service can be found on pages 127-135 in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and can be viewed or printed online. It includes the Confession, the Lord’s Prayer, a psalm, a scripture reading from the Daily Office, a hymn shared from a You Tube video, and a few prayers.
The service lasts about 15 minutes long and includes an opportunity to chat briefly beforehand. Participants are asked to mute their microphones when the service begins and may follow the service by repeating the responses and common prayers.
Link to the online BCP: https://www.bcponline.org/DailyOffice/compline.html
Interested persons may contact Gary Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.