The History of Evensong

Sunday | May 19 | 10:00 am | Great Hall

Zach Hemenway

Evening Prayer is a liturgy used in the Anglican tradition and celebrated in the late afternoon or evening. It is commonly known as Evensong, especially when the office is rendered chorally. Evensong is roughly the equivalent of Vespers in the Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches, although it was originally formed by combining the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline. This forum is the final in the series designed to introduce the Evensong tradition and explain why we as Anglicans keep Evensong as part of our liturgical experience.