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Join us on Sunday evenings at 5:00 for Virtual Advent Evensong services, in which the ‘song’ of voices is heard at the ‘even’ point between the active day and the restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation as we await the Messiah.
Evensong dates back to the time of the Reformation, using elements of the old monastic Offices of Vespers and Compline. The liturgy (a fixed set of words and ceremonial features) that the Church uses to was was laid out in Archbishop Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer, the first version of which appeared in 1549. The music took shape a few decades later, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, with great composers like William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, and in each subsequent generation, new composers have continued to add masterworks of classical choral music to the repertoire of Evensong. This has inspired a unique 500-year-old unbroken tradition, creating a connection of the present with the past, tapping into something much greater than ourselves. (Source: https://www.choralevensong.org/uk/about.php)
We are excited to be working together with St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Abbotsford to host this service.