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September 2020
Dear Friends, 
While we are still not able to gather for our monthly "Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé," let us remain united in our prayers and our songs for peace and reconciliation in our world. We invite you to join in prayer with the accompanying video prepared for the month of September. 
David Anderson
Director of Music

Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé for September 2020


A Parable of Community

In the Spirit of Taizé is an ecumenical form of prayer modeled after the Taizé community (an ecumenical Christian monastic community of brothers) founded in the 1940's by Br. Roger in Taizé, France. The purpose of the prayer is to foster reconciliation and peace among all people. Christians of all traditions share in this ecumenical prayer. The simple monthly service consists of song (using the simple chants of the Taizé community), scripture, a service of light, an extended period of silence for meditation concluding with prayers for the world.
Taizé Prayer Service Schedule 
Annually on January 1, the World Day of Prayer for Peace, at 7:30 PM 
Monthly on the first Friday at 7:30 PM | February through December 
On Good Friday of each year, we offer a Taizé Prayer Around the Cross at 3:00 PM. Please note that if Good Friday falls on a first Friday, there is no evening 7:30 PM Taizé service.

Taizé Resources

Ascension has Taizé recordings, music books, and prayer books available after the evening prayer services. In March 2002, a live recording was made at Ascension Church - In the Spirit of Taize. The CD is published by GIA publications and is available at Ascension for $17.

For a complete listing of American resources books, recordings, songbooks, and DVDs contact GIA publications at (800) 442-1358 or visit GIA Music

Learn more about the Taizé tradition at www.taize.fr/en

David Anderson
Director of Music
(708) 848-2703