Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Evensong

Evensong occurs once a month at 5 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Chapel

evensong altar

Evening Prayer (also known as "Vespers" or "Evensong") consists of prayer, music, and reflection that draws on the sevenfold monastic cycle of daily communal prayer that has been used throughout Christian church history.

Christian Evensong, in its turn, is derived from the older Jewish tradition of gathering for prayer (built around the psalms)at morning and evening as a way to "hallow time." Since the evensong tradition was carried over into many Protestant churches after the Reformation, this prayer is ecumenical in nature.

At Loyola, our evensong service is usually student-led and includes sung psalms in contemporary musical settings, a scripture reading, followed by a reflection on how God's Word relates to life. We also share prayers of petition for the needs of the Church, the world, and the local community.

Our desire is to offer our worship to God while providing a place where people from different denominational backgrounds and life situations can seek after and encounter God. Evensong is a place where you can seek and discover who God is for yourself and what it means to live a God-centered life.

We celebrate Evensong on the third Thursday evening of the month at 5pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel.

2019-2020 Dates

  • September 26th
  • October 24th
  • November 21st
  • January 23rd
  • February 20th
  • March 19th
  • April 16th

Evensong Reflections Archive

Interested in sharing your reflection as an Evensong provider? Please contact George Miller at gmiller@loyola.edu.