After a break during August, Sunday Vespers have been resumed at St Wilfrid's Church in York. Since the Oratorian Fathers introduced Vespers on Sunday evenings a couple of years ago, the congregation has gradually grown. Last Sunday,the congregation was the largest that I have seen so far.
Vespers consists of the chanting of five psalms, the singing of one hymn and the Magnificat, and a couple of short readings. It lasts about half an hour, and is a very uplifting experience. All the singing is in Latin, and to Gregorian chant tones. Some may find this difficult at first, but it becomes easier after attending a few times,
Vespers is at 6pm each Sunday, and is followed at 6.30pm by Benediction.
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