Taizé PRAYER SERVICEs
What is Taizé?
Taizé is a prayer service (pronounced <tah-ZAY>). Named for the monastic spiritual community in Taize, France, this unique form of contemplation invites you into an awareness of God’s presence through chant-like songs, scripture, and silent meditation.
It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being.”
Brother John of Taizé
What CAN I EXPECT IF I ATTEND?
At St. Hugh, our Taizé services feature songs led by our music director, prayers and scripture read by our rector, and interludes for silent contemplation supported by therapeutic harp music. It differs from the feel and format of our traditional Sunday services - there is no preaching, no effort to teach, and no Eucharist (communion). The lights are dimmed and candles are lit. Our Taizé prayer services offer a simple and peaceful space to gather, reflect, and be still.
When AND WHERE CAN I EXPERIENCE TAIZE?
**We are not currently meeting in person, but live Taizé is still available! For current info, please see the COVID-19 update below.** The Taizé services at St. Hugh take place on the 2nd Sunday of each month (see our calendar) and are held in the sanctuary. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our rector, Marion.
During this time, we are continuing to hold live Taizé services online via Zoom. We invite you to join us in contemplative prayer online each Thursday at 5:30 pm using the meeting code shown below!
Thursdays at 5:30PM:
via phone: 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 843 2310 4631
If you're unable to meet with us live over Zoom, you can also view past virtual Taizé services on our YouTube channel (shown in player below).
However you choose to "attend", we hope that Taizé brings you peace during this time of uncertainty.