The spirit of Taizé comes monthly to Menlo Park

by Linda Hubbard on January 10, 2010

There’s now an ongoing opportunity for Menlo Park residents of all faith traditions to experience the spirit of Taizé. Explains the Rev. Frannie Hall Kieschnick, senior associate rector at Holy Trinity: “On the second Sunday of the month in candlelight in the chapel at Trinity, we will offer a Taizé service of song, prayer and silence. Taizé is an ecumenical community in France founded in the spirit of reconciliation and peace.  All are welcome.” The new monthly service begins at 5:00 pm. The Taize music – the songs and chants are simple to learn and sing  – will be played on the piano by Joe Guthrie, who’s the organist at First Congregational Church in Palo Alto – and pianist at Beach Blanket Babylon! Note: St. Raymond’s also offers a quarterly Taizé service.

Photo by Chris Gulker


One Comment

Chris Gulker January 11, 2010 at 7:55 pm

After spending last May in the village of Ameugny, next door to Taizé (and attending services daily), I can say that this is the most authentic Taizé service I’ve attended in the U.S.

Joy and hope are big elements of Taizé spirituality, and those qualities are well represented in this service, particularly in the wonderful music. Recommended.

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