Taize Style Contemplative Service for the Second Sunday of Advent 12.6.20

by Christine Sine

Each Sunday I love to start the day with the beautiful contemplative services provided by St Andrews Episcopal Church in Seattle. In this season of Advent, I begin by lighting the appropriate candles and sitting back to enjoy the refreshing beauty of these services. I hope that you too will take time to refresh yourself with this contemplative offering.

A contemplative service with music in the style-of-Taize for the Second Sunday of Advent. Carrie Grace Littauer, prayer leader, with music by Kester Limner and Andy Myers.

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-710-756 with additional notes below.

“Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus” – was written for The University Of Notre Dame Folk Choir by Steven C. Warner, released on the album “Prophets of Joy.” Copyright 1996 World Library Publications.

“Within Our Darkest Night (Dans Nos Obscurites) – Taize song by J. Berthier — copyright 1991, all rights reserved by GIA/Les Presses de Taizé.

“Watching, Waiting, Hoping,” and “Kyrie for December 6” – music and Lyrics by Kester Limner, shared under the Creative Commons License, Attribution (CC-BY).

“When He Cometh” (Jewels) – public domain hymn, written in 1856 by William Orcutt Cushing, who was a Methodist minister and advocate for the education of blind children. Originally, the lyrics were written as “make up His jewels”, but my mother always sang it to me as “take up”, so that’s how I sing it. I like the image of God collecting his scattered treasures, like the woman seeking the lost coin in Luke 15. –Kester

“Prophetic Indigenous Voices on the Planetary Crisis” is being promoted in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion and emerges from Anglican communities. We use the Maori & Polynesian Lord’s Prayer each week, from The New Zealand Prayer Book. The Anglican Maori community is featured in the first webinar. You can view it here

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