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Inspired by dirkster43's diary last week, I thought tonight we'd have Evensong*--or a virtual and very relaxed one anyway--with some chorales, canticles, hymns and anthems associated with Eastertide and evening.

Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos.  We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious language, but may want to share joys and concerns, or simply take solace in a meditative atmosphere. Anyone who comes in the spirit of mutual respect, warmth and healing is welcome.
*Evensong--in the Anglican tradition, a choral service of the office of Evening Prayer.

Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4: Chorale--J. S. Bach

Christ lag in Todesbanden--Georg Boehm

Psalm 91--Anglican Chant, Westminster Abbey Choir

Magnificat--Heinrich Schuetz

Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem--C. V. Stanford

The Suffrages--Richard Ayleward

The Collects

A Collect for Sundays (1979 Book of Common Prayer pg. 123)

Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in that City of which he is the light, and where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. AMEN.

A Prayer for Evening (BCP pg. 124)

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. AMEN.

Hymn--Jesus Christ is risen today

Litanies--Jehan Alain

Prayers for peace, warmth and strength this night for all of us and for the world.

--Bro. Commonmass

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