Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Taize prayer services
Fort Lauderdale Sanctuary lit for the Ash Wednesday service in the Taizé style.
Taizé style prayer services will be held June 29 and August 3 this summer, starting at 7pm in the Fort Lauderdale Sanctuary. Beginning in September, Taize services will start at 6:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month.
The candlelit meditative services are centered around music, scripture readings, prayer and silence to quiet the mind, open the heart and feed the soul, a time of quiet and solitude in the presence of God. Taizé is pronounced tah-ZAY.
The Taizé style of worship began in the ecumenical community founded in the 1940s by Brother Roger in Taizé, France. More than 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year to pray, study the Bible, share and work together. Read more about the Taizé community here.
Taizé services are held in peaceful, simply lit settings incorporating prayer and repetitive songs that foster communion with God.
Because the focus in the Taizé style of worship is not on a sermon but rather the provision of a place for reflection, meditation, and prayer, it is particularly well-suited to those new to faith, those returning to church after a time away and those who want to practice faith in community in a less structured way.
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To listen to more music from a Taizé service, click here.