Taizé at T†SP
The Taizé Community, located in the village of Taizé, Burgundy, France, was birthed in 1940 and has become an internationally recognized ecumenical monastic brotherhood that receives 100,000 visitors per year. The Taizé service is a form of contemplative worship that incorporates music, mystical practices and interspiritual beliefs.
As explained in a brief introduction printed in the Taizé songbook, "Short chants, repeated again and again, give it a meditative character," "Using just a few words, [the chants] express a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being."
Now in it’s seventeenth year, Trinity†St. Peter’s Taizé Service has become a community treasure. Sensitively accompanied on the piano by our Director of Music, Robert Gurney, soprano Sandy Kameron infuses the sacred candlelit space with haunting and prayerful Taizé melodies, beautiful yet powerful in their simplicity.
To inspire reﬂection during this intimate one-hour oasis of calm at midweek, readings are offered from carefully selected sacred and secular writings. Following a time for silent meditation, there is an invitation to light candles as prayer. Do you prefer ‘Taizen’? We invite you to bring your favorite zafu pillow for the ﬂoor.
Visit and experience it for yourself.