Taizé Prayer Services
A Taizé service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation,
a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching.
It is a time of communal prayer, song, and meditative silence. All welcome.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Avondale is sharing Taizé services online
via broadcast/video on our YouTube channel.
Taizé services shared on our YouTube channel:
One of Taizé's trademarks is the singing of distinctive and much-repeated prayer chants during candlelit prayer services. Taizé music highlights simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, repeated or sung in canon. The repetition is designed to help with meditation and prayer. We hope you are able to participate and find this service to be a time of meaning and quiet reflection.
Avondale's Taizé service will be in traditional formatting with moments of silence lasting five minutes or less. The chants will be printed on the screen for your participation. You may also find it helpful to locate a calm and quiet spot with dim lighting. The service may not be viewed until 7 PM or later.