Taizé Service

We invite you to join us on Wednesday of Holy Week, March 28 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Imagine the scene. Silence. Church lights dim. On the altar table, the floor and steps around it, all throughout the Nave, hundreds of candles flicker.

 

It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being.

There is no preaching, no teaching, no talk of sin or repentance or forgiveness. There is just this elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark. Plus some short Scripture readings or psalms.

 

Taizé prayer is the creation of a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940s by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. The brothers there are celibates who emphasize service and ecumenicalism, particularly reconciliation between divided peoples and divided Christians. Brother Roger was especially interested in bringing Catholics and Protestants together.

 

Take this time to still your souls and hearts to the chords of God’s words as we prepare to enter into Christ's Paschal Mystery.

 

candles vigil

 


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