Holy Cross Vespers Service Offers a Variety of Liturgies

By Dassow, Diane | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), August 16, 1997 | Go to article overview

Holy Cross Vespers Service Offers a Variety of Liturgies


Dassow, Diane, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Diane Dassow Daily Herald Correspondent

Someone looking for a classical Lutheran Vespers service might be disappointed in the one at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

On the other hand, someone seeking an opportunity to attend a Saturday evening service that mixes a variety of liturgies would feel right at home.

"Our Vespers is Lutheranese for a Saturday service," said the Rev. Craig Anderson, pastor of the Wheaton church. "More often at Holy Cross, we use a variety of contemporary services that tend to be more simple."

The Sunday services tend to be more traditional, Anderson said.

Vespers have their roots in the Jewish tradition of praying at the principle hours of the day - midnight, the third hour, noon and the ninth hour.

The early Christian church continued this tradition until medieval times, when monks - whose job it was to pray - expanded prayers to seven parts of the day, Anderson said. Prayers were said at cock crow, dawn, terce, sext, none, lamplighting and midnight.

With the frequency of these prayer times, the monks were able to cover all 150 Psalms each week. Their readings attempted to cover the Bible in the course of a year, he said.

"It became kind of a complicated thing," Anderson said.

At the time of the Reformation, the Lutheran reformers condensed prayer times into Matins (morning) and Vespers (evening). …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Holy Cross Vespers Service Offers a Variety of Liturgies
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.