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Evening Prayer; “The Patrick Compline”

Posted by on May 30, 2020

This evening prayer, attributed to Saturday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Patrick Compline”. St. Patrick (389-461) is famously known as the “Apostle to Ireland”. He was a former slave in Ireland, who, after escaping, returned voluntarily to his captures as a priest and fearless evangelist.

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Evening Prayer; “The Boisil Compline”

Posted by on May 29, 2020

This evening prayer, attributed to Friday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Boisil Compline”. It’s named after Boisil who was a great teacher, priest, and discipler, and who died in faithful Christian service in the year 661.

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Evening Prayer; “The Ebba Compline”

Posted by on May 28, 2020

This evening prayer, attributed to Thursday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Ebba Compline”. Ebba was a strong leader, a woman who founded and led two monasteries. She died in 683, and was affectionally known as “a pious woman and the handmaid of Christ”.

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Evening Prayer; “The Felgild Compline”

Posted by on May 27, 2020

This evening prayer, attributed to Wednesday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Felgild Compline”. Felgild became a monk around 700 AD and lived a life of prayer and solitude, overcoming physical infirmities and other great challenges.

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Evening Prayer; “The Cuthbert Compline”

Posted by on May 26, 2020

This evening prayer, attributed to Tuesday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Cuthbert Compline”. It’s named after Cuthbert, who decided to become a monk after receiving an angelic vision. He served his years in honor and humility as a monk and later a bishop. He died in 687.

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Evening Prayer; “The Aidan Compline”

Posted by on May 25, 2020

This evening prayer, attributed to Monday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Aidan Compline”. Aidan was a beloved and well respected monk who dedicated his entire life to helping others and died serving his monastery in the year 651.

To hear the history of the word “compline” and why I chose to create these seven evening prayer devotionals, click HERE.

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