The History of Evensong

Sunday | March 17 | 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, that is when most of the service is sung. 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 first of three Zach Hemenway and Wyatt Smith will present on the history and appreciation of this ancient worship style.