Spirit of the Taizé Community

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on December 20, 2009

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It was a “time out” with a payoff tonight in the chapel at Trinity Church in Menlo. Those gathered said “stop” to all the holiday madness and spent 45 minutes in the “spirit of Taizé,” an ecumenical Christian community of brothers located in a small village in Southern Burgundy, France. Each day the brothers and thousands of young people (during peak periods) are called by the bells to worship three times at services marked by singing chants and silence. This evening in Menlo Park, those assembled sang the songs – thanks to musicians assembled by Trinity’s music director, Michael Taylor, including pianist Joe Guthrie – and enjoyed the peace of community lit by a blaze of candles

Photo by Chris Gulker

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