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Special Taizé Service on Good Friday

We invite you to join us in a beautiful Taizé Good Friday Worship Service on Friday, April 6th, at 7:00 p.m. A Taizé service is contemplative in nature, and will include candlelight, singing, readings and meditative silence.

What is Taizé ? Founded by Brother Roger Schutz, a Protestant, during WWII in Burgundy, France, Taizé is now an ecumenical monastic community of 100 brothers from 30 countries, With its strong devotion to peace and justice through prayer and meditation, it has become one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage: for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work. Participants are encouraged to live in the spirit of kindness, simplicity and reconciliation.

A Taizé service of prayer and meditation includes of singing—simple one- line or two-line songs, sometimes in several languages (which may be sung simultaneously). The songs are sung over and over again until they “move past singing and begin to take on a life of their own.” Taizé services include readings, psalms, silent meditation, and prayers of intercession. Ours will include Communion. There is no sermon or offering. The services are very contemplative and offer a time to think, center down, pray, and move out of the rush and stress of life into a space of renewal and healing.

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