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Holy Week Meditations from the Taizé Community

Taizé is a small village in eastern France and one of the wonders of the Christian world. Far better known in continental Europe than it is in Britain, for over 70 years, it has been the home of a Christian monastic community made up of over 100 brothers from around 30 countries, speaking many different languages and, uniquely, belonging to several different Christian denominations . Read more...


Every day throughout Holy Week 2020, the brothers of Taizé, who are also in isolation during the Covid-19 epidemic, are broadcasting short reflections on the Easter story. As each new video appears, we will add it to this page. 

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Palm Sunday. Matthew 21:1-11 (Brother Paolo)

Tuesday of Holy Week : Matthew 26:47-56 (Br. Jasper)

Maundy Thursday : John 13:4-15 (Br. Timothée)

Holy Saturday : 1 Peter 3: 18-20; 4:6 (Br. John)

Monday of Holy Week . Matthew 26:36-41 (Br. Émile)

Wednesday of Holy Week : Mark 14:53-74 (Br. Jean-Marie)

Good Friday : John 19:28-37 (Br. Richard)

Easter Day : John 20: 1-10 (Br. Alois, Prior of Taizé)

Holy Week Resources from the Diocese of Chelmsford

The Diocese of Chelmsford covers Essex and East London. Their media team have put together a wealth of online resources to help you observe Holy Week at home. You'll find them here

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