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Evensong and Benediction

Evensong and Benediction

Each Sunday at 5:30pm, the faithful gather to sing Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer & to adore Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament.

Unique to the Anglican tradition, Evensong closes our Sunday worship at St. Laurence. We join together to sing psalms, hear Holy Scripture read, and recite ancient prayers, all interspersed with beautiful music. 

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament begins as Evesong concluds and is a short service where we express faith in the presence of Jesus in the sacrament of the Eucharist. At the end of His earthly life, Jesus promised to be with the Church “always, even to the end of the ages” and one of the primary ways He is with us is in the Eucharist. During Benediction, for a few minutes we contemplate the mystery of His presence in the consecrated bread and we adore Him with hymns of praise. It’s a brief but powerful way to worship Jesus.

St. Laurence is the only Parish in the Diocese of Fort Worth to have Solemn Evensong and Benediction every Sunday and one of only a dozen or so in the nation to continue this tradition.