Taizé Prayer Service
Wednesday • July 11, 2018 • 8:00pm
Please consider joining us for a night of prayer, meditation, and worship on Wednesday, July 11 at 8:00pm for our Taizé service!
Imagine the scene. Silence. Church lights dim. On the altar and the floor and steps around it, dozens of candles flicker, some atop pillars. The church comes alive with candlelight. Worshippers in the pews, led by Katherine Cavallo our music director, chant together, slowly and prayerfully repeating a single line over and over in growing intensity. Behold this magical scene: hundreds of small flames on and around the altar like a sunburst in shadowy darkness.
This is a Taizé prayer service.
“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being.” So says Brother John, a Taizé monk, in lectures and writings explaining what the service is all about.
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. And silence, at least 8 or 10 minutes. It is a calming, quieting, welcome respite from our everyday lives. It is a mystical peaceful experience that all are sure to enjoy.
Please join us!