Sunday, October 31, 2010

No Compline today...

Thanks to the Halloween festivities on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, there will be no Compline tonight at Chapel of the Cross.

Instead, I'll be at the All Hallows' Eve service at Duke University Chapel tonight.

Here is the description from the Duke Chapel website:

Each year, Duke Chapel celebrates All Hallows Eve with the Choral Vespers Ensemble leading a candlelight worship service at 10:45 p.m. on October 31. All are invited, and Halloween costumes are welcome. For more information, call 919-681-9488. All Saints Day, the festival in the Church that recalls the faith and witness of the men and women who have carried and cherished the Christian faith throughout Church history. The service celebrates the Church's continuing communion with them, and memorializes the recently deceased. The early church followed the Jewish custom that a new day began at sundown; thus, feasts and festivals in the church were observed beginning on the night before. The night before All Saints (or All Hallows) became known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween.

See you there! :)

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