Imagine the scene. Silence. Church lights dim. On the Predella floor and steps around it, dozens of candles flicker. Worshippers chant together, slowly repeating a single line over and over as they rise and carry candles toward the altar, adding their own flames to the ones already burning. Returning to pews, worshippers then sit and continue singing the short refrains, mainly sung in Latin, beholding the beautiful candlelight: hundreds of small flames on and around the altar like a sunburst in shadowy darkness. There is no other light. This is a Taizé prayer service. “It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being.” So says Brother John, a Taizé monk, in lectures and writings explaining what the service is all about.