Field Paper Assignment 1 - Vespers Response

Field Paper Assignment 1 - Vespers Response - 1 Benjamin...

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Benjamin Fornecker Great Christian Hymns Prof. Kubicki Vespers Reflection Paper Vespers, or evening prayer, is a time of additional prayer and reflection upon ourselves while giving thanks for things in the past and present. It allows us to look back on the day and give thanks for what has taken place. On October 21, 2007, Vespers was conducted at Corpus Christi Church in order to celebrate the end of the centennial year. Many of the prayers were sung, giving the congregation an opportunity to actively participate in the service. The antiphonal psalmody sung between the choir and the congregation in the beginning of the service seemed significant to the overall service in its meaning. Psalm 141 deals with turning to the Lord, repenting, and knowing that He will protect us from all evil. This prayer is a deliverance from personal evils. As the priest placed the incense from the boat into the thurible and the smoke began to rise, I became engulfed in the text. The cantor sang, “I have called to you, O Lord; hasten to help me. Hear my voice when I cry to you.”
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