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Advent Taizé Evening Prayer

December 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Please join us  Sunday, December 12 at 4 p.m. for an Advent Taizé Evening Prayer. Join us in-person in the Main Sanctuary or watch the worship live on our homepage or Facebook. Enjoy a small reception in Upper Parish Hall following the worship.

After a positive response from the parish last year, we are again offering an “Expanded” Advent season of seven weeks rather than four, which was in fact, the original way the Church celebrated.  Sometime in the seventh century, for reasons that are obscure, the Church in Rome put in place a four-week Advent, leading to Christmas.  As part of our observance, we will again invite the community to participate in an Advent evening Taizé worship service.  Dozens of candles and icons set the scene in the dimly lit church.  The worship of Taizé is marked by simplicity, consisting of repetitive singing and periods of silent meditation of the assembled community.  Since we will be worshipping online, our community extends far beyond the confines of a building.  We will meet on ccneedham.org or our Facebook page to come together as one.  Put aside your worries and take time, just for you, to center your mind, body and spirit through song and prayer.

Taizé is a monastic community in southeastern France. It was founded in 1940 with the mission of healing the divisions between Christians and within the human family. This community seeks to create an environment where reconciliation can be a reality every day.  Thousands of Christians from all over the world, young and old, gather at Taizé every week to pray, to search, to sing, and to find refreshment and renewal.  Brother Roger of Taizé said, “Prayer is a serene force … to enable our loved ones to survive, to transform the human condition, to make the earth a place fit to live in.”   May you find peace and renewal at Christ Church’s Advent Taizé Service.

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