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?
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 not holding live Taizé services. Recordings of past services are available for viewing.