Taizé Prayer Service
Friday 04 March 2016
07:00pm - 09:00pm
THIS MONTH ONLY, the service will be held in the main church Sanctuary on the chapel side.
Our Taizé prayer services are held on the first Fridays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Philip Johnson-designed Interfaith Peace Chapel.
A Taizé prayer service is simple meditative singing—chants that are repeated so that the discursive mind no longer needs to think about the words, and we can open ourselves at a deeper level to an awareness of God’s presence.
Taizé is also prayer through silence. Many people aren’t comfortable with silence, but remember that our imagination is a gift, and we can choose to imagine something wonderful. Psalm 131 says: “I have calmed and quieted my soul like a weaned child and its mother.” If we can take even a moment of silence and imagine this kind of calm, our souls might find a lovely mini-sabbath.
We also pray through readings of sacred texts during a Taizé service, and we pray visually through the beauty of the chapel filled with candlelight.
No need to register. Free and open to the public, so mark your calendars and bring a friend!