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 or by the Rose Ensemble under the direction of Jordan Sramek.
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.
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.