Taize services are slated to resume on Wednesday, January 3rd with services for all five Wednesdays in January, concluding on Wednesday February 7. Services begin at 5:30 p.m.
ABOUT TAIZE PRAYER. The contemplative prayer form that has become known as “Taize Prayer” takes its name from the Taize community of France, founded in the early 1940’s by Brother Roger. For more than 60 years, until his death in 2005, Brother Roger worked tirelessly to open ways to heal the divisions between Christians and among people in general.
ABOUT OUR TAIZE SERVICE. At St. Thomas, our service of Christian worship is crafted around the worship style of Taize. It incorporates two distinguishing marks of Taize-like worship (in addition to music): repetition and silence. Through singing simple chants, the mind is quieted and the heart is opened as the song becomes prayer. Maintaining silence is simply holding oneself in the present moment and letting Christ, through the Holy Spirit, pray in us.
Anyone interested in becoming a host , or participant as a reader, for the Taize worship service is encouraged to be in touch with Georgia Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 208-309-5075, or Maryanne Whitcomb at email@example.com, or 208-725-4990. We look forward to sharing in the spirit of Taize through prayer together.