Taizé at Holy Trinity
All are welcome to join in the Taizé service, which is usually held on the last Wednesday of the month, at 7pm (please check the Calendar for confirmation). Worship involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons, with no preaching.
Anyone who plays an instrument - especially a melody instrument or guitar - is invited to bring their instrument along and join in. There is a rehearsal at 6:15pm for any players taking part.
Taizé is based on the worship style of a monastic community located in Taizé, northern France, founded in the 1940s by a Swiss monk, called Brother Roger. There is an ecumenical emphasis at Taizé, and Brother Roger was especially eager to bring Catholics and Protestants together.
The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations. They are sung in a wide variety of languages, and there is a direct link both to the meditative plainsong of psalm singing, whilst incorporating some of the orthodox church’s almost Buhddist style meditative chanting.
Today the Taizé Community is composed of around a hundred brothers. They come from different Christian traditions, from over twenty-five denominations and every continent. They make a life commitment to live together in joy, simplicity and mercy as a "parable of community," a sign of the Gospel's call to reconciliation at the heart of the world.
Tens of thousands of people, visit the Monastery each year to spend a week returning to the roots of the Christian faith. They join in the community's worship three times a day, listen to Bible introductions on the sources of the faith, spend time reflecting in silence, and meet in small sharing groups.