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Daily Routine of the Taizé Community

Time Activity
08:15 Morning Prayer including Communion
09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Bible Study for an hour
12:30 Mid-day Prayer
Song Practice
15:30 Small Group Discussions for an hour
17:15 Tea
17:45 Workshops
18:30 Evening meal
20:30 Evening Prayer
21:40 Some Brothers in church for advice

The main events of a typical Taizé weekday are shown in the adjacent box.

For many guests the main event of the day is Evening Prayer which lasts for about an hour including a ten minutes silence but many stay much longer.  Most guests get there up to 45 minutes early in the Summer months to claim a good spot on one of the few simple benches or the steps.  

Some guests stay at Oyak after Evening Prayer to chat with other visitors to Taizé.  Oyak is the recreation area with a small ‘not for profit’ shop, bar, coffee machines and telephones etc..  All goods are sold at cost and staffed by volunteers.  It has very limited opening times for example it does not open until 21:45 in the evening after the prayers.  In the evenings it is one of the few non silent areas where the visitors, mainly the young, can meet over a drink and discuss the day and other topics in a multitude of languages.

Most guests devise their own programme based on the brothers' programme.

Breakfast is available at the house from 08:00 till 09:15.

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