I was actually on iTunes trying to find if the Church of England were repeating their podcasting of the General Synod again – unfortunately not, they seem to have decided that making the proceedings available for download in a PC only format is better this year, hard luck for those of us using Mac’s!
Anyway, what I did find was that new for 2008, the Taizé Community have started a couple of podcasts. The first is their own, which is called Prayer from the Taizé Community, and is a ten minute weekly extract from one of their services. For those who are aware of the usual structure of their services it picks up from the Alleluia/Psalm, includes the reading in multiple languages, and then includes a couple more songs and prayers. If you want something a bit more for your Taizé fix, Domradio, a Catholic radio station in Cologne is retransmitting a complete recording of the Saturday evening service, which is also available on iTunes (although not surprisingly labelled in German).
In both cases the podcasts are a fairly good representation of a service at TaizÃ©, so if you’re either thinking about joining a trip in the coming months, or perhaps want a little reminder, they are a great way to get a taster of the whole experience.