Compline Prayers for this Time of Seclusion

posted by Mike on March 25th, 2020

Here is a PDF of Compline, the Night Prayer.

We’ve been praying this at home each night before some of us go to bed. (Others are night owls.)

This is formatted for people who’ve never prayed Compline before, and so that each day will fit on a double-sided sheet of standard letter-sized paper.

If you haven’t prayed this before, every night of the week is slightly different. You might want to light a candle, burn some incense, or otherwise set the mood before you begin. The leader reads everything in regular text. Another person reads everything in italics. The whole group reads everything in bold. Hymns are included, but you can choose another as you like. If you don’t know the “Salve Regina” another Marian hymn would be appropriate, like “Hail Holy Queen, Enthroned Above.”

If you’ve prayed this before, you’ll notice that some things are edited down a bit, so that everything will fit on a page while still being readable by those of average vision. You’ll also notice the “Salve Regina” uses a rogue form of musical notation. We use these sheets at our local soup kitchen, and the details have evolved over the years. Some weeks we are joined by people who can sight-read music, but not Gregorian notation. Whereas I don’t think there’s anyone who can sight-read Gregorian notation who doesn’t already know the “Salve Regina.”

Worcester in the Time of SARS-CoV-2 (508 #364)

posted by Mike on March 18th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Motley Crew Way and SARS-CoV-2 with Brendan Melican, Holmes Wilson, and Tracy Novick.


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State of Emergency (508 #363)

posted by Mike on March 11th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, this week, we look at how Worcester rates on the Wharton Residential Land Use Regulatory Index, and share our exhaustion reading about the coronavirus.


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COVID Fever (508 #362)

posted by Mike on March 4th, 2020

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we talk about Worcester’s Libertarian primary, the downside of tax breaks for businesses, and pandemic prepping.

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