- About Grace
Evensong Service in the style of Taize for All Soul’s
On October 29, 2013
Sunday, Nov. 3
by Phillip Brunswick, Choir Master and Organist
The worship tradition represented in this Evensong service began many years ago in the ecumenical French monastic community called Taizé. It is a quiet service of meditation, reflection, readings and music. The experience finds its true meaning in the active participation of all assembled by focusing and deepening our faith through the power of prayer. Therefore, everyone is encouraged to participate as the Spirit moves them, whether that be in song, prayer, or quiet meditation.
Much of our modern personal need is for entertainment. We have “busy” souls. The liturgy that has been developed around the Taizé community is primarily for the worship of God, but it is also meant to quiet the soul. The quietness does not happen at once, but gradually during the worship. There is repetition in the words of the music, there are several periods of silence, and the readings are read slowly – all so that we may have a deep quiet grow in our hearts. Then we may be still and be at peace in the presence of God.
At this service we will commemorate before God the saints and faithful departed. Parishioners are invited to light candles to commemorate their family and friends who have gone before us. Please come and join us for this peaceful and moving service.
A Place to Meet God
Through a blend of ritual, reverence, and simplicity…
In the midst of community…
In prayer for healing and wholeness
for oneself, for others and the Church…
And to be renewed.