An Ecumenical Service
” We need to find God,
and God cannot be found in
noise and restlessness.
See how nature –
trees and flowers and grass –
grow in silence.
See the stars, the moon
and the sun,
how they move in silence.
The more we receive in silent prayer,
the more we can give
in our active life.“
~ Mother Theresa
The Village of Taize is the setting
for the monastery founded in 1940
by Brother Roger Scholz.
The monks and visitors there
formed an ecumenical community
living, working, and praying together,
and bringing a message
of peace and reconciliation.
The Taize service we use today
comes from this community.
It is a form of ecumenical Christian worship
centered on Scripture, prayer, and chant,
interspersed with periods of silence.
Over the years this service
has evolved into a style that is
meditative yet accessible to everyone,
even the un-churched.
There is no sermon, no reciting of creeds
and no members-only sacrament.
A darkened sanctuary, candles, and icons
help create a meditative mind.
Simple and quiet,
leaving plenty of room for reflection,
it requires only your prayerful presence.
This information was taken from
the service bulletin .