Celtic Eventide

Celtic Eventide is a weekly time for contemplation and prayer with Celtic music and an open table for Communion.  I am hopeful that Celtic Eventide will have broad appeal, particularly among those who find that traditional Sunday morning worship does not fit their style or needs.  Inviting Celtic music with traditional hymns will be played by a quartet of Portland musicians.  Oboist Mike Albert, and flutist Nicole Rabata will be joined by cellist Robin Jellis and pianist Tom Kovacevic, who has often played at our evening worship.  Two or three of these artists will worship with us each week.

In our hurried and noisy world, we will offer gracious space and an evening’s hour to enjoy the power of quiet…gently touched by candlelight, music and prayer. The Celtic tradition holds that we find God in Christ in our hearts, in each other, and in all creation. Through moments of reflection and calm, quiet words, fine music and the sacrament of Communion, we hope to refresh this tradition with our own St. Alban’s hospitality.

This spirituality, part of our Anglican/Episcopal tradition, took root in Scotland, Ireland, North Umbria and their coastal islands. It seems particularly appropriate to our Maine coastal life where we often seek to be part of God’s creation and long for thoughtful connection to the natural world and to one another.  We hope this will be a rich experience for frequent church-goers and those who have never attended church, indeed all who seek God’s grace in their lives.

Perhaps you know someone for whom Celtic Eventide may be a good fit? Please share this news with them. Please give the service a try yourself.  As always, we will welcome the faithful, the seeker, the doubter, the hopeful, the troubled and the joyful.

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St. Alban's Episcopal Church
885 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Phone: (207) 799-4014