Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Taize prayer services
Fort Lauderdale Sanctuary lit for the Ash Wednesday service in the Taizé style.
The next Taizé style prayer service will be Wednesday, September 7, at 6:30pm in the Fort Lauderdale Sanctuary. Taizé services are held 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.
Starting in September, Christ Church will offer a light meal at 5:45pm before the Taize service. If you would like to join us for this dinner, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Tuesday of the Wednesday evening meal and include the number of children and adults attending. The cost is $5 per person, up to $20 per family.
If you'd like to receive an email reminder a day or two before each month's service, please sign up here. You can join other Christ Church email lists also.
To listen to more music from a Taizé service, click here.