No Cathedral prayer on the Monday after Easter

We welcome you to our monthly facilitated Labyrinth Walk from 7:00 – 8:00 & followed by the Taize Service at 8:00 in the Mikell Chapel at the Cathedral of St. Philip on the 3rd Monday of every month. Every month we gather to walk this journey with others to seek a deeper meaning in our lives.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Monday – Cathedral Closed – NO facilitated Labyrinth Walk or Taize Service

Blessings on your path.

Cathedral of St. Philip
2744 Peachtree Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30305


Registration open! St. Louis Pilgrimage

St. Louis, March 20th 2017

Dear Friends,

We write to you from St. Louis, where we arrived just a few days ago. In just over two months from now (May 26-29) our Pilgrimage of Trust will begin.

In actual fact, it’s already started. Many people in St. Louis have already entered into the spirit of the Pilgrimage. Since last September there have been “evenings of trust” all over the city and region: times of prayer followed by conversation on what is required in order to build trust. Many more of these evenings will take place in the coming weeks.

An article that appeared recently in the “St. Louis Post-Dispatch” will give you an idea of some of the expectations and hopes that we have heard in the last months:

St. Louis University, which will host the Pilgrimage, is providing us with some wonderful spaces for the prayers that will be at the heart of our Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday afternoon, there will be a number of inspiring workshops on social questions, art, music and the spiritual life. Here are few examples:

“Faith Lessons Learned in Ferguson” (led by Rev Starsky Wilson, who was the co-chair of the Ferguson Commission) and who continues to play a major role in the search for justice and change in StTa. Louis.

“Holding Up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community”, led by Pastor Willis Johnson, and by Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk from the Center for Empowerment. Both are in Ferguson.

“Gospel without words”: with a mime artist.

The “Walk of Trust” through part of the city on Sunday afternoon will involve people of all generations and backgrounds.

Registration is now open:

The cost (45 US dollars, meals included, except dinner on Friday evening) has been kept as low as possible. We encourage you to register in April and to get the word out to others.

The Pilgrimage of Trust in St. Louis connects well with the theme that is at the heart of all the weekly meetings at Taizé in 2017: “Together, Opening Paths of Hope”.

We are grateful for the opportunity to search “together” with you on ways to do this today.

Hoping to see you in St. Louis.

Brothers John and EmileTAIZE2016

Pilgrimage of Trust in St. Louis 2017


From the Taize community:

Taking part in a pilgrimage of trust means:

  • Crossing borders to share together in simplicity
  • Going together to the wellsprings of trust in the beauty of worship and song
  • Becoming people of trust and solidarity

The Taizé Community has been invited to take its “pilgrimage of trust” to St. Louis. Over Memorial Day weekend (26-29 May 2017), young adults from the greater St. Louis area, from throughout the Midwest and other parts of North America will come together for this new stage of the pilgrimage.

During the month of February, two brothers were in St. Louis contacting churches of various denominations and reflecting with them on what this pilgrimage could mean. Here are some of the things they heard:

“St Louis has been shaken. But so much can come from it. We can wake up—to each other. We can look around and see one another and begin to ask how we can listen, and what there is to do. We can do good, and meet one another. Shortly after Michael Brown died in 2014, I dreamed of a meeting happening here much like the one in Pine Ridge.”
“There is indeed a great deal of suffering here brought on by an ongoing history of systemic racism. I think any way that religion can offer places for people to voice that truth, to have that hurt held and to be joined with others crying out for justice is crucial at this time.”
“Without trust we will not dare to be vulnerable and if we don’t dare to be vulnerable we will not take risks. It’s always a risk to leave our comfort-zone and go towards others.”
“There is a lot of legitimate anger here, but we know that we cannot live off anger. I think we need to work more on articulating a positive vision, that’s why I’m glad that the pilgrimage will involve both prayer and looking for ways to work for justice.”

The initial idea of holding a stage of the pilgrimage of trust in St. Louis, which will be an ecumenical event, came from Archbishop Robert Carlson, who wrote a letter of invitation to the community after having heard of the pilgrimage of trust that took place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in May 2013. The pilgrimage of trust to Pine Ridge, supported by the tribal council, was prepared in collaboration with young Native Americans from South Dakota. In inviting the Taizé Community, Archbishop Carlson underlined his concern for the urgent need to rebuild relations between different groups in the area, especially after the events in Ferguson.

Taizé brothers will be back in St. Louis to launch the pilgrimage in late September-early October 2016 through evenings of prayer and reflection in various parts of the St. Louis area.

The pilgrimage of trust was launched over 35 years ago by Taizé’s founder, Brother Roger, in order to foster trust between people through living and praying together, discussing and discovering common ground. Over the years, it has brought together hundreds of thousands of young adults worldwide.

For more information, contact

To see a video on Taizé and the pilgrimage of trust:

If you would be interested in helping to gather a group from Atlanta or nearby to go – let us know!

Article from:

Report on the May 2013 Meeting in Pine Ridge

Read this wonderful article written by the Episcopal News Service about the meeting in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

From the article:

‘Brother Alois said in the brothers’ invitation to the gathering that “we want to listen carefully to the story of the Lakota people, and listen together to what the Spirit is saying to us all in our attempt to create a world of solidarity and peace. Only by coming together beyond our differences in a climate of prayer and sharing can we find new ways forward.”’