At the sign of the rose, Vespers is a  quiet time for prayerful meditation and peace, with reflections from the Reverend John Hughes, candle-lighting at the altar, and perfect music.

The Vesper Light, or, Evening Light, is a phenomena used for centuries by sailors lost at sea.  On certain evenings, a vesper light rose in the western sky.  It is the first and brightest “star” to appear prominently in the western sky.  Of course, it wasn’t a star at all, but a planet, especially Venus, occasionally Mercury.  It was always in the Western sky, always a welcome vision, because it helped give direction and helped the lost realize their position and location to begin their journey anew.

Vesper services offer a similar reality.  As people find themselves surrounded by the glow of evening candlelight, it seems easier to locate themselves, reorient themselves, and find new directions for their spiritual journey.  As the evening approaches and the light dims, the glow of vesper light creates an atmosphere of reflection and transcendence.

Come and bathe yourself in the glow of Vespers, envelop yourself in the music, transcend your everyday life, and find a new reality of faith.

The service is from 7 – 7:30 pm, (doors open at 6:30 pm for meditation) followed by ten minutes of music.

February 27, March 6, 2013.

Fall series- September 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13, 2013. Doors open at 6:30 pm for meditation.

Questions? Call Rev. John Hughes at 978-526-7661 ext 2 or email jhughes.fpchurch@verizon.net