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9:30am Evensong: History & Tradition

  • Library, St. Luke's Church 2000 Stover Street Fort Collins, CO, 80525 United States (map)

Learn about Evensong in the Episcopal tradition, just in time to experience it tonight.

The history of Evensong is rooted in The Daily Office, dating to the time of the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549.  The background of the Daily Office as well as Evensong will be discussed. 

Facilitator Loretta Russell Hoffman studied Liturgy and Music of the Church in preparation for becoming an Organist-Choirmaster in the Episcopal Church.

Evensong… “a fragment of the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every hour in every part of the world. When you come to Evensong it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress — a conversation between God and people which began long before you were born and will go on long after you are dead.”
Evensong offers us the opportunity to gather and spend time in prayer while listening and participating in music that is especially selected to bring us into deeper understanding of the mysteries of our faith.