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Holy Week Taize Service at Trinity Cranford – Mon. March.26th 7:30 PM

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Taize Service, Taize FRance Credits: Taize Community, France
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On Monday March 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM Trinity Episcopal Church,119 Forest Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey will have a Holy Week service in the tradition of the ecumenical monastic community in Taize, France.  “The Taize form of worship utilizes short repetitive chants and periods of silence to nurture a quiet meditative space for us to encounter God,” said Reverend Andy Kruger, Trinity’s Priest-in-Charge. The church will be specially decorated for the service with Taize-inspired elements to create an environment of intimacy. “Taize chants of short, repetitive phrases are quite simple to learn and pick up,” said Cliff Parrish, Trinity’s Music Director. “Repeating the short but meaningful chants allows us to experience them more deeply,” Mr. Parrish continued. “We invite everyone to come and experience this very special form of worship,” Father Andy said.

The Taize Community is an ecumenical monastic order located in France. It has over 100 brothers of both Catholic and Protestant faiths from over 30 different countries. Taize was started in 1940 by Brother Roger Shutz, a reformed protestant, who authored ‘The Rules of Taize’ for how the community operates. Each year over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taize to participate in weekly meetings of prayer, study, and sharing. Taize seeks to include people and traditions from across the globe. This is reflected in the prayers and music which are said in many languages. The music employs simple phrases from scripture or psalms chanted repeatedly to come to a deeper relationship with God. For more information about Taize, please click on   https://www.taize.fr/en    

Trinity Episcopal Church, founded in 1872, is a faith-based family that welcomes all people and strives to “know Christ and to make the Lord known through faith, fellowship, and service.” Sunday services are at 8 AM and 10 AM w/music and celebrated by The Reverend Andy Kruger, Trinity’s Priest-in-Charge. In addition, from Tuesday to Friday the Daily Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer are led by Father Andy in the Witherington Chapel, in the church undercroft which is accessible by outside stairs at the right rear corner of the church. Morning Prayer starts at 8:30AM and Evening Prayer starts at 5:00 PM. For more information about Trinity, please call 908-276-4047 or visit http://www.trinitycranford.org/  Trinity also provides Trinity Episcopal Day School (TEDS). TEDS is a state licensed facility serving children from 2 1/2 years through Kindergarten, providing a nurturing, learning environment which promotes intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical growth. Program options include Full or 1/2 days from 2-5 days a week, extended Hours: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Kindergarten Wrap Around. For more information about TEDS, please call 908-276-2881 or visit http://www.tedscranford.org 

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