This beautiful book allows you to experience and participate in the last of the daily cycle of fixed-hour prayer: Compline. Kenneth Peterson has sung Compline at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle since the mid-1960s, and tells the story of the history and themes of the office, woven together with reflections from his own spiritual journey. Links are included to musical selections that illuminate the book’s chapters. A comprehensive look at this ever-popular contemplative prayer service at the end of the day.
“This is perhaps the most beautifully constructed and reverently written book about the Divine Office I have ever seen or hope to see… a totally satisfying experience for mind and soul.”
—Phyllis Tickle, compiler of The Divine Hours
“Peterson offers us the riches of this ancient monastic practice, inviting us to consider the grace of night wisdom. Our lives are richer for embracing night’s mysteries and invitations.”
—Christine Valters Painter, author of Eyes of the Heart