IMG_3456In the darker seasons of the year — Advent, Epiphany and Lent, — the Advocate hosts Candlelight Evening Prayers on Sundays at 5 PM.

With prayers from the Book of Common Prayer Order for Evening and Evening Prayer, with chants and silence, this service provides a space for simple beauty and contemplation.

Please join us as you are able.

From Faulkner’s Light in August:

“Sunday evening prayer meeting.  It has seemed to him always that at that hour man approaches nearest of all to God, nearer than at any other hour of all the seven days. Then alone, of all church gatherings, is there something of that peace which is the promise and the end of the Church.  The mind and the heart purged then, if it is ever to be; the week and its whatever disasters finished and summed and expiated by the stern and formal fury of the morning service; the next week and its whatever disasters not yet born, the heart quiet now for a little while beneath the cool soft blowing of faith and hope.”