This month’s Unplugged series at St. Patrick’s will be a taize service which is a perfect way to reflect and meditate during the Lenten season.
The components of a taize service include silence, prayer and repetition, and all of this inserted into the liturgy. As always, all are welcome in the community to attend.
Taize is a little village south of Burgundy, France, and it is here that this prayer community was founded over 60 years ago by Brother Roger. Brothers from all over the world lead services three times a day, seven days a week.
The taize community was Western European in origin, but includes people and traditions worldwide. This is demonstrated in the music and prayers where songs are sung in many languages, and have included chants and icons from the Eastern Orthodox tradition. The music accompanies traditionally simple lines from psalms or scripture, repeated over and over and over.
The service will be led by Sally Neel, organist and director of music at St. Patrick’s Church. Sally graduated from Texas Christian University with her degree in music, is a beautiful vocalist and has performed throughout Europe as well. Sally performed with the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the highly-acclaimed Orpheus Chamber Singers in Dallas.
Please plan on attending this meditative service Sunday, March 14, at 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. 225 S. Pagosa Blvd. If you have questions, please call the office, 731-5801.