Evening Prayer

Prayer at the Setting of the Sun

Evening Prayer or Vespers is a quiet and beautiful way to end the day. Evening Prayer is sung by The Basilica Schola Cantorum, under the direction of Teri Larson.

When and where do we pray Evening Prayer?

  • On Sundays during Advent, Christmas and Lent and other select Sundays at 3:00pm in the Basilica Choir Stalls.

  • Please see our calendar for scheduled dates.

  • You may attend Vesper for Public Worship or via Livestream.

What happens during Evening Prayer?

  • Lighting of candles

  • Blessing of the Light

  • Singing of a hymn, psalms and a canticle

  • Proclamation of the Word of God
  • Prayers for the Church and the world

At the end of Sunday Evening Prayer everyone processes to the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception for the singing of the Marian antiphon.