Taizé worship services at St Peter’s
Taizé is a monastic community located in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940s by a Swiss named Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche, familiarly called Brother Roger. There is an ecumenical emphasis at Taizé, as expressed in their official website which says the community “wants its life to be a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples.” Brother Roger was especially eager to bring Catholics and Protestants together.
The Taizé worship services at St Peter’s are based on the Anglican Evening Prayer service with liturgical readings, sung and chanted prayers, meditation and periods of silence. There is no preaching and the services are open to people of all faiths and none.
This short (15 minute) film was prepared for a series of meetings and visits in Asia in 2010. It gives a overview of the story of the Community, the youth meetings in Taizé, as well as the annual European Meetings and young adult meetings held in recent years around the world.