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An invitation to Taize worship
On June 13, 2012
” height=”226″ />Sunday evening, June 24, 2012 at 7 p.m. Confluence: A Center for Spirituality and the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Town & Country will offer a time for prayer and reflection based on the worship service of the Taize Community in France.
This quiet, contemplative service of prayer, scripture, silence and chant invites us to enter the depths of our inner self where we may be still and know that God is God.
Join us on June 24 and enrich your spiritual journey through this quiet and reflective worship experience.
About Taize Worship
Our Taize service is based on the worship of the Taize community in France. An international, ecumenical community founded by three Lutheran monks amid the turmoil World War II, the Taize community in Burgundy is committed to peace and reconciliation. The community is now home to 100 monks from all over the world. Hundreds of young people from around the globe flock to Taize each week to join the monks in their prayers for the reconciliation of all people.
Each day at Taize the bells ring out three times calling the community and visitors to prayer. Those prayers occur in quiet services of prayer, scripture, silence and chant. The worship of the Taize community is known especially for the simple, repetitive chants of these contemplative services. Often sung in Latin, the international language, the chants, invite us to enter the depths of our being where we may be still and know the Presence of God.
At the monthly service (the fourth Sunday of each month) offered by “Confluence: A Center for Spirituality” and the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, the church is filled with candlelight as the rich voice of the bass cantor calls us to prayer while the choir and piano lead us in the chants of Taize. In the chants and the silence, we pray for God’s peace in our hearts and in the hearts of all people. We invite you to join us in those prayers.
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Peace & Blessings,