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Taizé Prayer at Saint Mark’s
April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Experience a new worship offering at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle: Taizé Prayer, on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the nave, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Four members of the Saint Mark’s community have been collaborating for the last six months in planning this service, and are delighted to add Taizé Prayer to the cathedral’s worship life. The service on April 5 will be a one-time offering, so if you are interested in Taizé Prayer, please consider joining in person or via live-stream to show your support. (The organizers will discern whether to have future Taizé Prayer services based on the interest for this initial service on April 5).
What exactly is Taizé Prayer? It is named after a small village in eastern France which, for over 50 years, has been the home of an ecumenical Christian monastic community. Members of the Taizé community belong to several different Christian denominations. Catholics, Anglicans, Protestants, Orthodox, and others live and pray together, share a simple life, and welcome thousands of visitors who come to spend time with them every year from all over the world.
Taizé Prayer services have a strong meditative quality and are comprised of silence and song, candlelight and stillness, prayer and contemplation. The singing at Saint Mark’s service will be led by four members of the Evensong Choir, and all are invited to join in as you feel moved. All who attend this service, either online or in person, are invited to stop, pray with song and silence, and listen to the “still, small voice” within. The mind calms and the soul opens up. God speaks and the heart hears.
If you have any questions, please contact Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer (email@example.com).