We share this sacred service with you to bring comfort in these dark times. The service was begun by Monks in Taize, France after World War II. A service of contemplation and melodic chanting, it has become beloved the world over. We thank our sister church, St. Mary's Episcopal in Shelter Island, for making us aware of this beautiful service. We hope to offer this LIVE at Christ Episcopal in the future.
Do what you can to make a sacred, safe place for yourself before you start. IF POSSIBLE LIGHT A CANDLE OR DIM THE LIGHTS. (wear Ear Pods if others are nearby:)
BLESS THE LORD Mostar Taize, Music: Jacques Berthier Bless the Lord, my soul, and bless God's holy name. Bless the Lord, my soul, who leads me into life.
NADA te TURBE Taize Music: J. Berthier, Text: St. Teresa de Ávila Translation: Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, everything passes, but God stays.
••••••• The 23rd Psalm (a reading from Today's Lectionary in The Episcopal Church) followed by three minutes of silence or more ••••••• a time to remember others (light a candle / pray for those you love) _____________________________________________
OH LORD HEAR MY PRAYER Simply Taize Oh Lord hear my prayer When I call, answer me. Oh Lord hear my prayer Come and listen to me.
_____________________________________________ Communion optional suggestion: cross arms over chest and meditate on what communion means: "This is my body and blood which is shed for you and for many. Take this and eat it in remembrance of me." _____________________________________________
JESUS REMEMBER ME Maureen Teresa Ward Jesus remember me, when you come into your kingdom.
as we say together: THE LORD'S PRAYER Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. _____________________________________________