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Night Prayer at Parish of the Messiah this Sunday

If you are looking for something different to do this Sunday night, consider joining our neighbors in at the Parish of the Messiah for a quiet service of Night Prayer at 8:30pm. This month’s Night Prayer will be a meditative Compline service sung in Anglican Chant and plainsong.

In the Christian calendar, August is the celebration of the Transfiguration (August 6, which is also Hiroshima Day); the feast of Jonathan Myric Daniels, an Episcopalian seminary student in Cambridge Mass., who was martyred while saving the life of a young Africa-American woman in Fort Deposit, Alabama; August is also the temporal home of great the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15, celebrated in Armenia and other countries with the first harvesting of grapes) and of Saint Augustine, the great African-born bishop and theologian (August 28). In Judaism, Tisha B’Av falls on August 10 this year and commemorates the destruction of the 1st and 2nd Temple. Muslims are spending this month preparing for the fasting month of Ramadan, expected to start around the 1st of September.

Night Prayer takes place on the 1st Sunday of every month at 8:30pm at the Parish of the Messiah, located at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Auburn Street in the Auburndale village of Newton. More information is at www.NightPrayer.org.

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