Pentecost 2020 | Key Moments of the Programme

On this page, we are publishing the various videos put online as part of the Pentecost weekend.

The times indicated correspond to the time zone "Central European Summer Time" (CEST) or two hours ahead of the coordinated universal time (UTC +2).

Friday May 29

8:30 p.m. evening prayer and word of welcome by Brother Alois


Saturday May 30

10 a.m. online Bible reflection

Bible Text: John 7:37-53

On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ’Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’" Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified. When they heard these words, some in the crowd said, "This is really the prophet." Others said, "This is the Messiah." But some asked, "Surely the Messiah does not come from Galilee, does he? Has not the scripture said that the Messiah is descended from David and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?" So there was a division in the crowd because of him. Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him. Then the temple police went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why did you not arrest him?" The police answered, "Never has anyone spoken like this!" Then the Pharisees replied, "Surely you have not been deceived too, have you? Has any one of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd, which does not know the law—they are accursed." Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus before, and who was one of them, asked, "Our law does not judge people without first giving them a hearing to find out what they are doing, does it?" They replied, "Surely you are not also from Galilee, are you? Search and you will see that no prophet is to arise from Galilee." (John 7:37-53)

Questions for the sharing groups

  1. What has my experience been like these last weeks?
  2. At this moment of my life, what am I "thirsting for"?
  3. What do I want to do with this thirst? How do I feel about it? May it be showing me something important in my life right now?

3 p.m. question and answer session live with a brother

5 p.m. workshop

“God is in this place and I didn’t know it!” Looking back over my experience these last months, welcoming what has been life-giving. A workshop led by two sisters of Saint Andrew.

The link to the video broadcast live on Taizé’s YouTube page will be published here.

8:30 p.m. evening prayer live from Taizé


Sunday May 31 | Pentecost

In the morning, participation in local Christian celebrations

In the morning, we invite all the participants, as they are able, to join the celebration of their parish or local community.

10 a.m. online Bible reflection

Bible Text: Acts 2:1-18

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power." All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new wine." But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ’In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. (Acts 2:1-18)

Questions for the sharing groups

  1. Where do I see, either in small or big ways, manifestations of God’s power?
  2. Over the past weeks, have I seen on the part of others behavior or attitudes very different from my own? Which of these could I consider as complementary to my ways of acting?
  3. Brother Timothée speaks about signs of a new age. What are my hopes for society or for the groups that I live with?

12 noon publication of the video with a virtual choir

54 young people from 40 different countries sing together "Veni Sancte Spiritus" from their homes.

3 p.m. question and answer session live with a brother

5 p.m. workshop

Creating solidarity in anxious times. An interactive workshop with testimonies from South Africa, Belgium and France.

8:30 p.m. evening prayer live from Taizé

On this day of Pentecost, you can follow the evening prayer live from Taizé.

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