Choral Evensong for Candlemas Sunday

Sunday, February 3rd, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Evensong, a fusion of the monastic prayer offices Vespers and Compline, is one of the greatest treasures of the Anglican tradition. Presented by Saint Stephen’s Choir of Men & Boys on the First Sunday of the month, the service begins at 6:00 PM and ordinarily lasts about 40 minutes.

This month’s candlelight service bids a fond farewell to Christmastide by relating the final chapter in the Christmas story: the Presentation of Christ in the Temple and the Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin. Music will include works of Byrd, Stanford, and Vaughan Williams. Go to for details.

Visitors of all faiths are always heartily welcomed to join us in prayer, and all are invited to remain for a light wine & cheese reception following the service. Admission is free of charge, however a freewill offering will be received in aid of the choir’s charity, the Christ Child Society of Baltimore.

Hans Holbein the Elder-Darstellung Christi im Tempel

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, by Hans Holbein the Elder (c. 1460—1524). From Wikipedia.

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