Taize Seattle St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's offers a weekly Taizé service with singing, scripture reading, a short reflection on scripture, and time for meditative prayer. Sundays 6 pm

If you're looking for Taizé in Seattle, St. Andrew's offers a weekly Taizé service with singing, scripture reading, a short reflection on scripture, and time for meditative prayer.

This is a welcoming service open to anyone who would like to experience this beautiful style of worship. Communion and healing prayer are available to all who wish.

Sundays 6:00 pm at St. Andrew's
111 N.E. 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98115

For more information, call Ruby or Fr. Terry at 206-523-7476.

What can I expect at a Taizé Service?
Here are some answers from the Taizé web site.

Singing
Singing is one of the most essential elements of Taizé worship. Short songs, repeated again and again, give it a meditative character. As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being. Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God.

Silence
Silence makes us ready for a new meeting with God. In silence, God’s word can reach the hidden corners of our hearts.

To learn more about the Taizé service and the Taizé community, please visit: http://www.taize.fr/en

Meditations by Brother Alois - Taizé

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Meditations by Brother Alois: "The poor of this world are, sometimes unwittingly, very close to Jesus who was poor among the poor. When we open our hearts to those who are wounded by life, we draw closer to Jesus. At the same time we understand his words better, and his light is rekindled in us. The meaning of our life becomes more evident, it is a sign of the love of God, we are made to love and to be loved."

taize.fr Every evening during the European meeting, Brother Alois will give a meditation at the end of the prayer. These meditations are published here. (...)

Please join us New Year's Day at 6 pm for Taizé Evening Prayer.

[12/22/16]   Prayer by Brother Alois for Christmas ~

Eternal God, at Christmas, by Jesus’ coming on earth, you gave humanity a new beginning. An unknown light arose, a hope of peace for the whole human family. You make this light to shine in us by your Holy Spirit, and it illuminates our darkness. You renew our wonder at your coming in our hearts. So we want to sing to you without end, while remaining close to all those who are in difficulty and suffering, and who long to see your light.

[12/14/16]   Please join us for Taizé Christmas Evening Prayer with a procession of candles, silence, and singing in the Taizé style, December 25, 6 pm.

Advent - Season of Expectation

Read about holiday offerings, including a labyrinth walk on December 11, in our most recent newsletter.

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Commented Bible Passages - Taizé

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Taizé commentary on Exodus 34:1,4-10: A Liberating Covenant: “God called Moses to bring the people out of slavery. The people have now been released and Moses is leading them through the wilderness to the promised land. But life is not easy: in addition to the barrenness of the desert there is the complexity of social relations." read full article at link below.

taize.fr These Bible meditations are meant as a way of seeking God in silence and prayer in the midst of our daily life. During the course of a day, take (...)

Commented Bible Passages - Taizé

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"Authentic sadness, if it bears love within it, opens the door to a superior form of joy. That joy is born in suffering. That is why Jesus uses the image of a woman giving birth. This new feeling enters in us through blood and tears. Its structure is given by the resistance we offer to difficulties." from the Taizé website. Read more at the link below.

taize.fr These Bible meditations are meant as a way of seeking God in silence and prayer in the midst of our daily life. During the course of a day, take (...)

Taizé

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Taizé brothers will be in North America in coming months for the following events in 2016 and 2017. Cambridge MA Sunday, September 25; Burlingame CA May 5 - 7; St. Louis MO May 26 - 29 Read more here: http://www.taize.fr/en

taize.fr From 28 August to 4 September we shall hold a meeting in Taizé reserved for 18 - 35 year-olds. All in this age-range are invited — whether students, unemployed, working or volunteers.

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111 NE 80th St
Seattle, WA
98115
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