Jan. 12, 2006
Morningside College will host a Taizé worship service on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Roadman Hall Formal Lounge, 3600 Peters Avenue. The event is part of Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS). The public is invited.
Kathy Olson, campus pastor and director of church relations, and Dr. Gerry Bouma, professor and chair of the music department, will lead the service. Music will be provided by members of Morningside’s Music in Worship class.
The ecumenical Taizé worship service blends prayers, repetitive chants, and music with long periods of meditative silence in a communal atmosphere. The experience is designed to be contemplative in nature. The Taizé style of worship was inspired by the services of a community of monastic monks in Taizé, France. Founded during World War II as a place of refuge for people from all countries and faiths, the Taizé community devotes itself to prayer and has become an important destination for pilgrimage for people of all backgrounds and languages.
ACAS Calendar of events