I came across this creative programme for an all-night time of worship and prayer at the Basilica of Saint -Martin d’ Ainay in Lyon, France planned for Friday, 11th October 2013 starting at 8:30pm. (For more information in French see ‘La Vie’)
I was struck by the diversity of those leading the corporate worship at different times.
It is billed as a night of worshipping together with other Christians – singing, praising, worshiping, experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit and proclaiming Christ.
The proposed ‘order of service’ is as follows:
8:30 p.m. Introduction of the Night of Worship and Prayer.
8:40 p.m. Welcome by Father François Lamy
8:50 p.m. Prayer for unity, vespers and praise.
9:40 p.m. Praise with the Sentinels group.
10:30 p.m. Aramaic songs with choir and Chaldean group from Vaulx -en- Velin .
23 am Christian music and dance with the Brazilian community Palavra Viva.
MIDNIGHT Brother Alois of Taizé.
0:15 Songs of Taizé Alive Youth Ministry, Villeurbanne .
1:15 Contemporary praise with Rebecca Rodrigues and group.
2:15 Contemplative songs with Sylvie Buisset .
2:45 Israeli Dances with Esther de Torcy, the community of the Beatitudes .
3:45 Worship led by the Community of the Apostles of Peace.
4:45 Praying with our five senses using the Rule of St. Ignatius of Loyola, with the Ignatian Family ( Jesuit Community of Christian life … ) .
5:45 Jaascaï , Youth With A Mission .
6:45 Lauds Service with the Dominican community in Lyon.
7:30 Breakfast at sunrise .
The whole event is organised by Xavier Accart , Véronique and Henrik Lindell in collaboration with Father François Lamy.