Taizé at Ruprechtskirche, Wien

Taizé at Ruprechtskirche, Wien

Thursday evening I had the pleasure of attending a Taizé service with my new friend, retired Anglican priest Aileen Hackl. After a simple supper with her husband, a retired horn player from the Musikverin, we traveled to St. Ruprecht’s, which is Vienna’s oldest church. Parts of the building date back to the 13th and 15th centuries. The interior of the church is very simple, and the Taizé service was peaceful and familiar. Unlike some Taizé locations, this service is conducted multi-lingually with the songs alternating among German, English, French, Polish, and Latin, and feels very inclusive. There is a dedicated cadre of young adults who prepare the service and provide the music beautifully every Wednesday evening. I hope to return again soon.

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Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion, Union Theological Seminary, New York NY
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