The worship tradition known as Taizé began many years ago in the ecumenical French monastic community of Taizé. It is a quiet service of meditation, reflection, readings and music. The experience finds its true meaning in the participation of all assembled by focusing and deepening our faith through the power of prayer. Therefore, everyone is encouraged to participate as the Spirit moves them, whether that be in song, prayer, or quiet meditation. The service is led by Schola Choir and the Choristers.
The liturgy that has developed around the Taizé community is primarily for the worship of God, but it is also meant to quiet the soul. This quietness does not happen at once, but gradually during the worship through the repetition of the words of the music, many periods of silence, and the slowly spoken readings – all so that we may have a deep, quiet calm in our hearts. Then we may be still and at peace in the presence of God.