Prayer in the style of Taizé - The Season of The Spirit, 2020

During this time of national sheltering and because your health and safety are important to us, until further notice the Threshold will not gather at the church on Sundays. On Sunday, October 25 at 5pm, you are invited to pray from home, following this order of service and using the audio and video clips to sing in a Taize style. Even though we cannot see each other, through our intent we can be with each other in community.

Prayer in the Style of The Taizé Community
The Threshold - Denver, CO

With audio clips from the community in France and video clips of Brad singing selected songs with friends at the Peace Cathedral in Tbilisi, The Republic of Georgia.


At the Taize community in France, participants sing in many languages during the week-long program. At the Threshold, we continue that globally-focused tradition. You may want to print this order of service to follow the English words for the songs in other languages.



Taizé “New Nong” practice here: Heureux qui s'abandonne à toi  

“New Song” sheet music here: Heureux qui s'abandonne à toi    



A Song        Confitemini Domino


Confitemini Domino

Quoniam Bonus

Cofitemini Comino



Give thanks to God

For God is Good



            You are invited to light candles as signs of your intentions and prayers


A Song         Bless the Lord


Bless the Lord my soul
and bless God’s holy name
Bless the Lord my soul
who leads me into life


A Psalm        Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17    RCL Year A – October 25, 2020   


New Song     Heureux qui s'abandonne à toi    


Heureux qui s'abandonne à toi, ô Dieu,
dans la confiance du coeur.
Tu nous gardes dans la joie,
la simplicité, la miséricorde. 


Happy are those who abandon themselves to you O God,
with a trusting heart.
You keep us in joy,
simplicity, and mercy.


Lectio Sacra      

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of the current environment.


Arthur Helps – British Historian, 1813 - 1875 


A Song         Jesu redemptor   


Jesu redemptor omnium
Tu lumen et splendor patris
Tibi sit gloria
Tibi Jesu sit gloria


Jesus, redeemer of all

Light and splendor of the Father

Glory and praise to you


The Gospel     Matthew 22:34-46  RCL Year A -  October 25, 2020  


Silence           8 minutes


A call to prayer               Kyrie Eleison


Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy


Responding and Deepening    You are invited to offer spoken intercessions


Conclude your spoken prayers by speaking this prayer from Brother Roger of Taize...

Christ Jesus, in your life hatred and death did not have the last word. You are risen. Even though invisible to our eyes, you are present for every human being. Your Holy Spirit brings to birth in us the courage of mercy for those who are nearby as well as for those who are far away. In a world where we are often disconcerted by violence, you enable us to hope against all hope. Amen.  


Song           Il Signore ti ristora


Il Signore ti ristora.
Dio non allontana
Il Signore viene ad incontrarti,
viene ad incontrarti


God's love will restore us

God never will reject us

Our God rises up to meet us

Always comes to meet us

Closing Prayer 
 Speak or pray your own closing prayer

A Song      
Ubi Caritas


Ubi caritas et amor

Ubi cartias Deus ibi est


Where charity and love are, God is there.