Taizé comes to Helsinki

March 21st, 2012 11:35 am

The first Taizé meeting in Finland will be held in Helsinki on 28-30 September 2012.

This gathering is held at the invitation of Lutheran, Orthodox and Catholic Church communities, and in cooperation with Finnish Church Council and other churches.

The meeting will bring together brothers from Taizé and thousands of young adults from Finland, Scandinavia, and the Baltic countries and North-Western Russia. They will gather to pray and to sing, to share and to get to know each other.

The meeting is one of the stages of “The Pilgrimage of Trust” in 2012.

The ecumenical community in Taizé (France) is visited yearly by thousands of young people from around the world. Taizé also organizes a “Pilgrimage of Trust” in many countries. The Nordic region meeting in Helsinki, Finland, is part of this pilgrimage. In addition to the brothers from Taizé, the meetings are led by local parishes as well as many volunteers.

General information

The meeting is for young people aged between 15 and 35. The program will be in English and Finnish. Arrival and welcome on Friday September 28th starting at 10 am in the Helsinki Cathedral Crypt (Kirkkokatu 18).

Cost: Participants from Finland, Scandinavia and Germany 20 – 35 euros (as much as you are able), other countries and day visitors 15 euros. There is funding available for students and young people – if you need support please contact the organisers!

Group registration Deadline: Please register by 31 May 2012, and by the latest by 15 August 2012.

Individual registration Deadline: 10 September 2012.

For more information and to register: 

Taizé Helsinki: www.taizehelsinki2012.fi
Taizé Faebook Event 
Taizé France: www.taize.fr

The Program

Friday,  28 September 2012:
10:00 am: Helsinki Cathedral Crypt: Registration for accommodation begins
12:00 pm: Prayer in the Cathedral
Free afternoon/getting settled in the host parishes and host families
5:30 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: Evening prayer in the Cathedral and prayer around the cross

Saturday, 29 September 2012
9:00 am Morning prayer in the Cathedral followed by Bible study and group discussions
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Afternoon prayer in the Cathedral
2:30 pm Workshops
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Orthodox evening service in Uspenski Cathedral
7:00 pm Evening prayer with songs from Taizé in Uspenski Cathedral
9:00 pm Evening get-together in the Helsinki Cathedral Crypt

Sunday September 30 2012
Morning: Sunday services in host parishes
Lunch in the host parish or family
3:00 pm Farewell prayer in the Cathedral
6:00 pm St. Thomas Mass with songs from Taizé in Mikael Agricola church

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