About the Book


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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, which provide a comprehensive look at this ever-popular contemplative prayer service at the end of the day.

Available November 1, 2013


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Published by Paraclete Press

Photographic images in the book and on this site are by Gabrielle Fine, c2009-2010. See www.gabriellefine.com