Living Buddha, Living Christ, Living Spirit—An Interfaith Prayer Service in the Style of Taizé

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UPDATE: A video of the May 21 liturgy can be seen here and below.

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed

Join in person or online on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. for an Interfaith Prayer Service in the style of Taizé. We will be joined by friends from Clear Mountain Monastery Buddhist Community (which currently meets on the cathedral campus every Saturday morning) as we celebrate Living Buddha, Living Christ, Living Spirit, acknowledging two sacred feasts: Pentecost (May 19), celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit in the Christian calendar; and Vesak (May 23) celebrating the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and passing in the Buddhist calendar.

This special service meditates on values that both traditions hold as sacred, represented by the "fruit of the Spirit" in Galatians, and the perfections (parami) of character necessary in Buddhism to achieve enlightenment. The liturgy will include prayers and readings taken from Christian and Buddhist scriptures, as well as chants from the Buddhist and Christian traditions.

A video of the May 21 service and the April 28 Sunday preview forum providing a preview and background of this service can be seen below:

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