Day is done

Rare compline service offers prayerful pause

Posted: November 10, 2012 at 4:07 a.m.

In the low light of the nave, the night service of compline at Little Rock’s Christ Episcopal Church begins with the chanting of prayers and Psalms. Soon, the voices of the choir rise in song, filling the darkened space with music.

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Religion, Pages 12 on 11/10/2012


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