Compline & Prayer in a Time of Racial Conflict

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Healing Compline & Open Prayer Space in a time of Racial Conflict: Five nights of prayers & story sharing starts April 19

For five nights in a row this week, the St Luke-Trinity Reconciliation Group will offer Healing Compline & Open Prayer Space in a time of Racial Conflict. This service will combine the ancient Monastic service of Compline with an open prayer space to offer people a place to voice their hurts and concerns in this trime of tension and conflict. 

We are set to start at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 19 – the day that jury deliberations start in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for charges arising from the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.  We will continue for five nights.

We invite you to join by phone or computer. 

  • To call in, Dial 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) or 1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) and use: Meeting ID: 870 0973 0432
    Passcode: 8205011400
  • To join online,,
    Meeting ID: 870 0973 0432, Passcode: healing_21

Since Mr. Floyd’s death, Black men and boys have continued to die at the hands of America’s police officers. Other men of color have died in the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our nation. At times, it is unsafe for a person of color to step outside their home. At times it is not safe even in their own home.

We are offering this Healing Compline & Open Prayer Space series in a time of Racial Conflict to help people cope with the justifiable and real fear that faces people of color in America today. We will begin with a brief service of prayers or Compline. Based on an ancient monastic service, Compline tends to be a contemplative prayer service that emphasizes spiritual peace. We will then provide an Open Prayer Space so that people can share stories and seek strength.  

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

111 Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511

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