Chapel by the Sea, 95 Roscoe St Bondi
The Taize community is located in the small French village of Taize in Burgundy. It has become the fountain of a renewed Christian meditative spirituality. Thousands of people from all over the world join the community in prayer three times daily as well as the community life. The style of prayer, especially the hauntingly beautiful music, has spread around the world.
Chapel by the Sea has hosted many Taize events in the past. This Sunday we will once again join in meditation, music and prayer.
The Taizé community is made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and Protestants, coming from around thirty nations. They are a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples. Certain brothers live in some of the most disadvantaged places in the world, to be witnesses of peace there, alongside people who are suffering.
Over the years, young adults have been coming to Taizé in ever greater numbers; they come from every continent to take part in weekly meetings. Church leaders also come to Taizé. The community has thus welcomed Pope John Paul II, four Archbishops of Canterbury, Orthodox metropolitans, the fourteen Lutheran bishops of Sweden, and countless pastors from all over the world.