Vespers, meaning "evening" in Latin, is part of the universal prayer of the Church known as the Liturgy of the Hours. While it is said the world over, the Hours have gradually receded from daily life in parishes and among the faithful.
We hope that our efforts here allow you to see the great power in what is perhaps the most ancient form of prayer in our faith. Having its roots in Jewish prayer, the Apostles themselves continued this practice after the Resurrection. "Peter and John were going up to the temple to pray at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour [i.e., midday]" (Acts 3:1).
Our Vespers services are almost entirely sung, and we take great care to select music that is appropriate and contemplative. You are welcome to participate if you like — some enjoy simply listening to Scripture sung. We highly recommend singing with us. The Liturgy of the Hours is, first and foremost, the prayer of the universal community of the Church, expressed by local communities.
I think people who experience this for the first time will come to really love it. We have an example of it here below, and since we can record it, our Vespers services will be more available than ever before. Enjoy!
Advent Vespers Service - Thursdays @ 7:00 P.M.
We invite you to gather with us in prayer on Thursday evenings for our Advent Vespers Service: An Evening of Song & Prayer which will take place in our Church at 7:00 P.M. each Thursday of Advent through December 23rd. If you are unable to join us in-person, you are welcome to join us virtually via our Facebook Page or Twitch Channel.
Featuring beautiful music presented by our professional musicians and only 30 minutes in length, this simple form of prayer expressed to God through song and Scripture is perfect for the conclusion of your workday or for attending together as a family.
Freewill offerings will be gratefully accepted to help support our Music Ministry program @ IC. You may donate in-person or online at: https://www.givecentral.org/location/349/event/17649