Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Prayers For Peace Vigil Very Peaceful Indeed

Well, the Prayers for Peace Candlelight Vigil went really well. In fact, we had a really nice turnout, a diverse group of folks from the neighborhood, church community, youth and adults.

Apparently word got out about the gathering because a few people who had been at a protest to bring our troops home from iraq, came directly from there to the vigil. The vigil also got a little attention in the Sunday morning Tennessean Newspaper .
The gathering was contemplative in nature, with very simple chant songs, prayers read by youth, myself- sporting my brown monastic style alb- read from the prophet Micah lectio style, periods of silence, prayer stations, and the ending with "Give Peace", a beautiful song from the Taize' tradition.

To see more photos from the vigil click here.

I'll have more to say on Christianity, culture and violence in days to come. As I approach next week, I'm getting really busy so I won't be able to blog as much.

But for now, as we go to Golgotha tomorrow, and wait in silence for Resurrection...

"Give peace to every heart, give peace to every heart
Give peace; Lord, give peace Lord."

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