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Stations of the Cross with Taizé Chants

posted Mar 14, 2015, 8:28 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Mar 14, 2015, 8:28 AM ]
Singing is one of the most essential elements of worship. Short songs, repeated over and over, give it a meditative character, and as basic statements of belief are sung many times, the reality of faith gradually penetrates the whole being. Taizé Prayer thus becomes a way of listening to God. Gathered in the presence of Christ, we sing uncomplicated repetitive songs, uncluttered, allowing the mystery of God to become tangible through the beauty of simplicity.

Nothing can replace the beauty of human voices united in song. It gives us a glimpse of "heaven’s joy on earth," as Eastern Christians put it. But an inner life begins to blossom within us that allows us to keep on praying even when we are unaware of it. The songs continue in the silence of our hearts when we are at work or resting at home. In this way prayer and daily life are united.

Join us for this special style of praying this Friday, March 20th at 6:30 pm as our Music Ministry leads and coordinates the Stations of the Cross.

Taizé is named for a small town in France. In 1940, Brother Roger created a safe haven for World War II refugees which grew into an interfaith community of over thirty nationalities, defying the modern concept of divided Christianity. Taizé has provided the world with wonderful prayer and song, including the chants we’ll use in Friday’s Stations of the Cross.