Taizé Service

Join us In St. Matthew’s Sanctuary  November 2nd 7:30 to 8:30

Taizé is a monastic community located in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940’s by a Swiss named Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche, familiarly called Brother Roger. The “brothers” of Taizé have taken a vow of celibacy and are committed to a lifetime of simplicity, service, and community.

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The contemplative worship practices of the Taizé community are promoted at an annual international conference. Taizé worship is being incorporated in a wide variety of churches, Protestant and Catholic, and its pattern of devotion is emulated in other monastic communities around the world.

A Taizé worship service involves chanted songs, prayer, time for meditation (a period of silence), liturgical readings, candle light and a calm and peaceful environment.