Central Christian Church hosts Taizé on the first Sunday of every month in the sanctuary. We invite willing participants to play an instrument, read scripture or sing.
The goal of Taizé music is directed toward prayer. The repetitive structures of short musical phrases with singable melodic units make Taizé musically accessible to all people, while the use of different languages, including Latin, helps equalize the language barriers for all involved.
Taizé services usually include a long period of silence. (Here around 10 minutes) The words of Brother Roger, Taizé’s founder, sum up the importance of silence in prayer. “Although God never stops trying to communicate with us, God never wants to impose anything. Often, God’s voice is heard in a whisper, in a breath of silence. Remaining in silence in God’s presence, open to the Holy Spirit, is already prayer… If, with a childlike trust we let Christ pray silently within us, then one day we shall discover that the depths of our being are inhabited by a Holy Presence.”