You are cordially invited to the Lenten Service of Light & Solemn Evensong on Sunday, March 24, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral (Anglican), 12th Avenue & McIntyre Street, Regina.
We celebrate the Service of Light twice annually to symbolize Christ as the light of the world, on the Sundays nearest the winter solstice and spring equinox – those very points when winter begins and darkness predominates and then spring begins and darkness gives way to light. The service begins with the church lights extinguished. As the clergy and choir enter in silence, members of the congregation light their individual candles. The hymn Phos Hilaron, “O Gracious Light,” is sung and a prayer of thanksgiving is said.
Solemn Evensong includes scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments; a psalm; Magnificat, or the Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Nunc Dimittis, or the Song of Simeon, both from the Gospel of Luke; versicles and responses; the Apostles’ Creed; and Collects. The Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral is under the direction of Allison Luff, with Jacquie Chase as organist. Incense, an ancient symbol of prayer and purification, is used during the singing of Phos Hilaron and Magnificat.
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