First Friday Adoration
Liturgy of the Hours. Taize chants.
Adoration. Silence. Lectio Divina. Confessions.
We gather to seek Life, meditate on Beauty, enter into the Holy of Holies, behold the Truth and learn how to love better. We intercede for those who suffer and those who can not receive God's love or reject it.
Lectio Divina from Feb. 2015 Adoration. Sister Mary Bernadette (Sisters of Saint Francis of the Martyrs of St. George)
Each Adoration is similar, but also very different. The atmosphere and content is dictated by the liturgical season, Encounter.'s current teaching series and the particular discernment of the overseers and Encounter.Groups leaders. The main points usually include Lectio Divina, Silence, Vespers or Compline and Taize chants. Confessions are heard throughout the evening.
Our Adoration team is blessed with very skilled, proficient musicians and singers as well as with talented, more or less experienced amateurs. We usually have one practic before each Adoration, lasting about 1.5 - 2 hours, where we learn new Taize chants, Psalm tones and hymns, and try to make simple musical arrangements. Depending on the occasion, we might include worshipful contemporary songs after Adoration.