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Taize Worship


What is Taizé Worship and how can it be used?

What is "Taizé worship?" When the question is asked, there is often another question lurking behind it. Why do so many people (up to 7000 a week – primarily young people) go to Taizé to pray? Why is the Taizé prayer so attractive? There is certainly a multitude of answers but perhaps a key response lies in the fact that, at the heart of the prayer, there is a monastic community. Taizé is a little village in the south of Burgundy, France. In this village, over 60 years ago, Brother Roger founded a community devoted to prayer and living a parable of reconciliation within the church and the human family. The Community is made up of brothers from all the continents and major denominations who gather together three times a day, seven days a week, throughout the year to pray (whether there are 7000 young people present or only twenty). For more information on the Community, its history and on-going work see www.taize.fr/en.

About the Taizé Worship Services at Christ Church

Taizé (pronounced Teh-ZAY) worship is an ecumenical, peaceful way to pray, using (easy to learn) musical chants, silent meditation, and scripture readings.. a meditative, common prayer. Our services include candlelight, prayers, readings, silence, and soft music with repetitive words led by keyboard and flute, clarinet, bassoon, harp, and other instruments. The service offers a wonderful opportunity to be silent and center on the Lord. Come as you are and listen.   

Scheduled Services at Christ Church

The services are held the last Sunday of the month on alternating months at 5:00 PM in Markley Chapel.

If you would like to know more about Taizé worship at Christ Church, or would like to be included on our e-mail distribution list, please contact David Turner, Principal Organist and Director of Music.