Middlebury

 

Taize

Taizé Candlelight Prayer

Saturday, April 17, 2010

5:00 p.m., Mead Memorial Chapel

A candlelight service of prayer in the tradition of the Taizé Community led by Chaplain Laurie Jordan and featuring several harpists from across Vermont. 

During any given week in the summer as many as 7,000 young adults from across the globe make a pilgrimage to the village of Taizé in the Burgundy region of France to worship and learn with the brothers of the Community of Taizé. 

Founded in France during World War II by the Swiss Reformed pastor Roger Schütz, later known simply as Brother Roger, the Taizé Community now consists of a little over a hundred brothers, from Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant traditions.

Over the years, the brothers have developed a distinctive style of prayer that employs repeated chant verses in many languages, interspersed with readings from scripture and a significant period of silence.
The monastic order has a strong devotion to peace and justice through prayer and meditation.  Dedicated to Christ and the Gospel, they seek ways to go with others to the wellsprings of trust and hope.

Co-sponsored by the Chaplain's Office, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Newman Catholic Student Association, and the Christian Orthodox Association.