Contemplative Taize Style Service at St Andrews

by Christine Sine

A contemplative service with music in the spirit of Taizé. Carrie Grace Littauer, prayer leader, with music by Kester Limner and Andy Myers.

Thank you for praying with us at St Andrews Episcopal Church!

“L’ajuda Em Vindra” (I Lift up my Eyes to the Hills); “Kristus Din Ande” (Jesus, Your Spirit in Us)
Music copyright and all rights reserved by GIA/Les Presses de Taizé Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-710-756.

“This is my Father’s World”
Alternate arrangement by Kester Limner, shared under the Creative Commons License, Attribution (CC-BY) Public domain lyrics by Maltbie Davenport Babcock, 1901.

“Children of the Heavenly Father” (simple folk arrangement)
Traditional Swedish folk hymn; Arrangement by Kester Limner and Andy Myers in honor of Naomi.

Service readings:
John 14:1-14

“Through You”, a meditation by Steve Garnaas-Holmes.

“The contemplative experience originates from this totally new kind of awareness of the fact that we are most truly ourselves when we lose ourselves. We become ourselves when we find ourselves in Christ. . . Contemplative prayer is a deep interior activity in the very roots of our being in response to God who has the initiative and yet draws us into certain very subtle forms of obedient initiative on our own side.” — Thomas Merton, “Contemplation in a World of Action

“Let us now imagine that this castle, as I have said, contains many mansions, some above, others below, others at each side; and in the center and midst of them all is the chiefest mansion where the most secret things pass between God and the soul.” — Teresa of Avila, “The Interior Castle”

Excerpt “The Calling”, Mirabai Starr, from the Introduction to her translation of Teresa of Avila’s “The Interior Castle”

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