Join us for Advent Choral Vespers featuring the choirs of Saint Thomas More and St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church. The service is modeled after the evening praise of both liturgical traditions and will be co-officiated by Rev. RJ Fichtinger, SJ and Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson. We are delighted to offer this opportunity of ecumenism. A reception will follow in St. Ignatius Hall. All are welcome to attend!
Vespers, also called Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours. Evening Prayer gives thanks for the day just past and makes an evening sacrifice of praise to God.
Liturgy of the Hours is an ancient, structured way of praying throughout the day, focusing especially on the Psalms. The Liturgy of the Hours includes the Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Daytime Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Night Prayer. Each time of prayer includes hymns, scripture, and intercessions. Through this prayer, the people of God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and prayers of intercession for the needs of the world.