The Order of Compline is the final office (or service) of the day according to the ancient, monastic cycle of canonical hours (increments for daily prayer). The term Compline, from the Latin completorium (completed), was first used by St. Benedict in the 6th century, and was part of the ‘Rule of Benedict’, a book of guidelines for monks living and praying in monastic communities. Compline is intended to be repetitive and easily memorized and recited in an almost trance-like manner. Compline services emphasize rest, spiritual peace and contemplation.
Spring Semester 2018 services take place at Heinz Memorial Chapel at 8:00 p.m.