The Diocese of Des Moines
Taize Prayer for Peace in Syria
September 13, 2013
Written By: Kyle Lechtenberg

Join Bishop Pates and nearly twenty other ministers and members of area Christian congregations for a prayer for peace in Syria. 


The service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, at St. Ambrose Cathedral, located at 607 High Street in Des Moines. Anyone is welcome to join in this time of prayer. 


This one hour service of sung, spoken, and silent prayer will be led by the ministers and by musicians from a variety of Christian communities. Visit the Diocese of Des Moines Worship Office website to view the worship aid. Musicians may come at 1:30 p.m. for an open rehearsal to assist in the musical leadership, and clergy can gather in the Cathedral chapel at 2:30 p.m., that day. 


Visit the website of the Taize community to learn about this unique style of prayer that has captivated the world with its imaginative use of sound, silence, and visual imagery. 


The Taize prayer service comes at the end of a novena (nine-day time of prayer) for peace in Syria that began with Night Prayer for Peace on September 7. 


Contact Kyle Lechtenberg, Diocesan Director of Worship, for more information. Save to


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