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 2019 services take place at Heinz Memorial Chapel at 8:00 p.m.
- January 13, 20, 27
- February 3, 10, 17, 24
- March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
- April 7, 14, 21
- March 3 – The Pittsburgh Compline Choir will sing Vespers at First English Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh. Service is at 4 pm. Come and join!
- March 10 – Seton Hill University’s chamber choir, Una Voce, will join the Pittsburgh Compline Choir for Compline in Heinz Memorial Chapel. Join us as these two fine ensembles combine to make beautiful music in a beautiful space.
- April 14 – Compline Plus! Interested in singing with us? Want to see what it’s like in the choir stalls? Then join us for our annual Compline Plus Sunday! Just wear black and arrive at 6:15 pm in the chapel, ready to make sacred sounds!
- April 28 – The Pittsburgh Compline Choir will sing Vespers at First English Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh. Service is at 4 pm. Come and join!