Evensong – Chant du soir – Avondzang
Musical meditation and evening prayer
Earthly work is done,
Schon wirft die Erde sich zur Nacht
Dusk is falling, and the day is now far spent. On the bridge between the work’s burdens and rest, the day takes a new, milder colour. Duties and tasks must rest, even though they often could not be completed. Much remains behind and will require new energies tomorrow.
At the threshold of the early evening hour, the Chapelle de la Résurrection offers a short liturgy of silence, of review, of gratitude and joy : Evensong – Chant du soir – Avondzang. In the glow of the candles and with the sounds of evening music, we pause, look gratefully on the gift of this day and put back our work with confidence into God’s hands. The evening is the hour of departure and conclusion. At the close of our working day and as we move into the evening, we ask God : “Hear O God, our glad thanksgiving for the blessings of your light.”
Que le vent soit toujours