Community winter solstice service – Taizé style – at 5:00 pm today (12/19)

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on December 19, 2010

Inside the Church of the Reconciliation at Taize

While the winter solstice doesn’t officially arrive in Menlo Park this year until 3:38 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 21, you can commemorate the longest night of the year at 5:00 pm today (12/19) at a community worship service in the style of Taizé, which will be held at Trinity Church (corner of Ravenswood and Laurel.)

Explains the Rev. Frannie Kieschnick, senior associate rector at Trinity: “For some, this service offers an opportunity to take a breath before Christmas is upon us.  For others, it is a time to acknowledge that the Christmas season can be a difficult time for many people for a lot of reasons.”

As we’ve traveled to the ecumenical community of Taizé annually the past four years, we’re featuring a photo (top) of the inside of the community’s Church of the Reconciliation, which sits on a hill in Southern Burgundy. Sue Nixon, who lives near Taizé, recently wrote a blog post about the Brother’s new Nativity scene. All this to prove, “Yes Virginia, there really is a Taizé.

Photo by Chris Gulker

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Linda Hubbard Gulker December 20, 2010 at 9:18 am

Sue Nixon provides an update on the Taize Nativity scene:


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