Taize Prayer Service

Taize Prayer

A service of song, silence and contemplation.

Wednesdays during Lent 

7:00pm in the Lower Church

What is Taize?  In 1940, a 25 year old man from Switzerland came to the small village of Taize in the burgundy region of France with the dream of starting an ecumenical community for contemplation and for the reconciliation of Christians of all faiths.
An important part of the Taize experience is the singing of simple meditative songs that were develped for the prayer service.

"Singing is one of the most important forms of prayer.  A few words over and over again reinforce the meditative quality of the prayer.  These simple chants also provide a way of praying when one is alone, during the day or at night, or even in the silence of one's heart while one is working."

What is Taize Prayer?  The prayer is flexible and has no real beginning or end.  Songs are repeated over and over again to help us enter into the contemplation of the presence of God.

What can I expect?  People may kneel or sit, taking whatever posture is most comfortable for them.  The service itself is approximately 30 minutes.

Who is invited?  Everyone is invited.  You do not have to be Catholic to come to this worship gathering.  We welcome those who may want to experience Taize for the first time.






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