Port Nelson United Church3132 South Drive Burlington, Ontario
Taize Prayer

CHURCH ACTIVITIES & NEWS

Sunday, June 25 at 10.30am - Worship Service
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Announcements for the week of June 25
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Love My Hood - Sunday, June 25 at Roseland Park, 12 - 1:30pm
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One Burlington Festival - August 19 at Central Park Burlington
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Nursery Coordinator Position Available - September 2017
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Service Trip to Sri Lanka January 2018
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Seeds of Life 2017 - Canadian Foodgrains Bank Project
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Port Nelson Annual Report - 2016
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Visioning Plan 2017
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Adult Small Groups Brochure
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A complete list of activities is available on the Events Listing page and our Worship opportunities can be found on our Our Sunday Morning page.

WORSHIP - TAIZE PRAYER

"As the words are sung
over many times, this reality
gradually penetrates the whole being"

Port Nelson is pleased to offer Taizé prayer at various times throughout the year.


Taizé, in the south of Burgundy, France, is the home of an international, ecumenical community, founded there in 1940 by Brother Roger. The brothers are committed for their whole life to material and spiritual sharing, to celibacy, and to a great simplicity of life. Today, the community is made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, from more than twenty-five nations.

At the heart of daily life in Taizé are three times of prayer together. The brothers live by their own work. They do not accept gifts or donations for themselves. Some of the brothers are living in small groups – "fraternities" - among the very poor.

Since the late 1950s, many thousands of young adults from many countries have found their way to Taizé to take part in weekly meetings of prayer and reflection. In addition, Taizé brothers make visits and lead meetings, large and small, in Africa, North and South America, Asia, and in Europe, as part of a "pilgrimage of trust on earth".

Singing is one of the most essential elements of worship. Short songs, repeated again and again, give it a meditative character. Using just a few words they express a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being.