Taize Services

Taize services have been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking to book mindfulness and meditation into your calendar? Music and Prayer in the Style of Taize services, sponsored by the Downtown Churches Association, are held on the third Friday of each month. The exception is December when there will be no service.

This is a wonderful meditative way to end your week or begin your weekend. Services start at 6 p.m. and are finished by 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to join the choir should come by 5:30.

A Taizé service consists of singing — simple one or two-line chants. A typical service might include chants in English as well as Latin, French, Spanish, and German. The music is intended as prayer, so a chant is sung over and over again in a contemplative style. The service usually includes a psalm reading, a gospel reading, a period of silence, prayers of intercession, and ends with prayer around an icon of Christ on the cross. 

More about Taize-style services can be found at www.taize.fr/en.