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The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic community located in the village of Taizé in France. Founded by Brother Roger Schutz in the 1940’s, they live a parable of communion welcoming young people from all over the world and seeking to build bridges of trust. Sign up for their monthly international newsletter from France.
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We will have our first Taize service in many years here at FIrst Presbyterian Church, Athens, Ga., this Sunday, October 16, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. If you know of people who might be interested in worshiping with us this Sunday, please share this information with them.
First Presbyterian Church, Athens, Ga.
Lisa – – We have started a monthly Taize service at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Do you have any Christmas chant resources? Surely there are Christmas songs for Taize. I have been having diffculty finding them on the web. PLease contact me ASAP. Our Christmas service is scheduled for Thursday night, Dec. 15. Thank you so much! -Mary Hoffman-
I hope I haven’t contacted you too late to be useful. The chants I use during Advent and Christmas are focused on light in the darkness and waiting for God and the Magnificat. Titles that I use include: Wait for the Lord, Our Darkness and Magnificat (the canon), and Within our darkest Night, The Lord is my Light… I also like one called Jesus Your Light, but I don’t think it is in the book.
I hope this is helpful. So glad that you have started a prayer. Send me the information and I will put it on the list!
Lutheran Church of the Ascension has begun holding Taize services. We plan to regularly have Taize services during Lent and Advent. Our next set of services will run every Wednesday from February 29th, 2012 to March 28th, 2012 at 7:00.
You can find out more on our web-site (http://www.ascension-lcms.com/) or our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lutheran-Church-of-the-Ascension-Atlanta/273593549361924).
Thanks, Michelle. I posted your information. I wasn’t able to find anything about the prayers on Facebook or your website, however. Also, please look for Taize Atlanta on Facebook and “like” the page. We are trying to get more people use that to update about prayers as well. – Lisa
Looking for information, resources, advice and/ or moral support for beginning Taize paryer at our parish in upstate SC
Susan at email@example.com
Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Jasper is offering a new Taize service on the first Monday of every month, beginning on Monday, October 7 at 8 p.m. On November 4 the time will move to 7 p.m. for the winter months. The church is located at 100 Griffith Road, Jasper, Georgia.
I am very interested in learning more about the taize service.
Could you please send me a sample of one of the chants used during service,
this sounds like something my husband and i could both use.
The Taize Community in France has a very extensive music library of songs, music sheets and podcast that you can purchase at: http://www.taize.fr/en_article681.html
This website will also tell you all you want to know about the community and the Pelgrimages of Trust
Hi Lisa – so glad you are interested in Taize. Georges is right – the Taize website is a great place to start. There are also CD’s of the music that will give you a taste that they sell at the Cathedral of St. Philip bookstore. But, most easily, you could visit one of the Monday night prayers if you live in the metro area. The one this coming Monday is at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church at 8pm. The address is above.
Bi-lingual Taizé services (Spanish/English) are held once a month at 7:00pm on a Thursday at Iglesia Metodista Unida Douglas Street United Methodist Church, 219 Douglas Street, Cartersville GA. 770-606-4948. Our next services are Thursday Dec 11 and Thursday Jan 8. It is usually a second or third Thursday. Check our church Facebook page for info each month.
Istanbul: Pope Francis speaks about Taizé and the search for Christian Unity
On November 30, 2014 the last morning of his apostolic trip to Turkey, Pope Francis attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in the Patriarchal Cathedral of Saint George at Phanar in Istanbul.
In his speech, Pope Francis spoke about the search for full communion between the Churches and cited three “voices” calling particularly for unity: the poor, victims of conflict and young people. Speaking about the latter, he added:
It is precisely the young who today implore us to make progress towards full communion. I think for example of the many Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant youth who come together at meetings organized by the Taizé community. They do not do this because they are not aware of the differences which still separate us, but because they are able to see beyond them; they are able to embrace what is really important and what already unites us.
Newnan Presbyterian Church has been offering Taizé services since September, 2013 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. (none in June nor July). All are welcome. If you have questions, call or text 706.957.9200.
Rebecca Hafner-Camp, Organist/Mus. Dir.