Evensong Services

“Come and find your quiet centre”

A  meditative gathering in the style of ‘Taize’ – candles, communion, silence, sung prayers, a time of refreshment to follow.

 Next : TBA (June 2016)

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The purpose of Taize

Brother Roger explains the purpose of a prayer service at Taizé in this way:

“From the depths of the human condition a secret aspiration rises up. Caught in the anonymous rhythms of schedules and timetables, men and women of today are implicitly thirsting for an essential reality, for an inner life. Nothing is more conducive to a communion with the living God than a meditative common prayer with, as its high point, singing that never ends and that continues in the silence of one’s heart when one is alone again.”

The Taizé community has had a major impact in the area of prayer and worship. They have developed a large repertoire of their own music, which is now sung around the world. Taizé music is very contemplative in nature. It usually involves a simple one or two line refrain that is repeated multiple times. As the refrain is repeated over and over, different instrumental and vocal harmonies are brought in. The purpose of this repetitive singing is to help us focus and contemplate on a single aspect of God for an extended period of time.

 

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Rosedale United Church

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