Workshop and Ecumenical Prayer Service lead by brothers of the Taizé Community, France.
Workshop: venue and time TBA
Ecumenical Evening Prayer: Saturday 17 Sept 2011, 7 pm, St John’s Cathedral Anne St Brisbane.
Every week thousands of young people flock to the tiny village of Taizé in France to spend a week with a small community of brothers founded by Br Roger. Br Roger founded a community of hope, reconciliation and hospitality to all regardless of creed, culture or language. The brothers welcomed refugees and prisoners of war as well as orphaned children to their small community during WW2. Later many people visited the tiny community of brothers. The brothers responded by developing a style of contemplative prayer which would aid people from all denominations, and none, to meet and worship God together. Taizé has been visited by Popes, Ecumenical Patriarchs of the Eastern Churches, Archbishops of Canterbury, and leaders of many Protestant denominations. The music from Taizé is used in worship in many countries around the world and has inspired many to see God for the first time or in a new and personal way. This Ecumenical prayer service will be led by Br Ghislain and Br Matthew from the Taizé community. Come and experience this beautiful style of worship and meet God in a new and embracing way through prayer and song.
For further information contact Br Nathan-James SSF
Br Nathan-James and the Community of St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church Mt Gravatt invite you to attend a workshop and service on Praying with Songs of Prayer from Taizé.
Sunday May 10 (2.30 pm – 8.30 pm)
1357 Logan Road
(cnr Mountain Street)
Mt. Gravatt 4122
(you are invited to attend all or part of the program)
2.30 – 5.30 pm: Worskhop
5.30 pm – 6.30 pm: Meal Fellowship (RSVPs would be appreciated for catering purposes)
7 pm Contemplative Prayer Service using Songs of Prayer from Taizé
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St Philip’s Annerley, the parish church of the brothers of the Society of St Francis in Brisbane Australia
Are we one step closer to Geroge Orwell’s “Big Brother”. Google Maps now allows us to type in most addresses and see a photo of the place. Perhaps handy if you are going somewhere you have never been before and want to see what the place is you are looking for, or you might have a friend you’ve never actually met and want to see what their place looks like, or perhaps you want to see what the house you once lived in looks like. I Google Mapped the address of our Friary and Church, we can even see who was at Church on the day the picture was taken. Who knows who is out there taking our pictures. I wonder how many Google Map snaps caught people in places they should not have been.
The Society of St Francis, together with Queensland Churches together, will be hosting a visit by Br Ghislain from the Taize Community in France. There will be an eccumenical prayer service at the Cathedral of St Stephen (249 Elizabeth St Brisbane), on Thursday the 26th July, led by Br Ghislain. For further information contact Br James Andrew or call (07) 3391 3915.