411 E. Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 648-8319
A calm, peaceful, meditative combination of music, prayer, and scripture readings
Taizé Worship Service will be held Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Centenary's Chapel.  Please join us for this ecumenical
meditative service.
“Nothing is more conducive to communion with the Living God than a meditative common prayer with singing that never ends, but continues in
the silence of one’s heart, when one is alone again.”
Brother Roger Shultz
A Brief History of Taizé
In 1940, at the beginning of World War II, a Swiss Protestant, Brother Roger Shultz, founded an ecumenical, international community
in Taizé, France. Brother Roger and other Protestant and Catholic brothers developed a monastic prayer cycle of silence, music, scripture,
and contemplation. Their desire was to create a community of hospitality and trust for people from all over the world. Today, the Taizé
Community is made up of more than 100 brothers from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds and from more than 25 countries.
Since the 1950s, people have been visiting Taizé from all over the world in increasingly growing numbers. Some weeks there are as many as
7,000 gathered from 70 nations. And all over the world, churches of many different denominations hold Taizé worship services.
Click here for driving directions to Centenary United Methodist Church.