Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tenebrae in Latin, means "shadows." In the tradition of Tenebrae, the service consists of readings from Sacred Scripture, Psalms and hymns relative to the despair of Christ's suffering and death. There are fifteen candles lit in the sanctuary. One by one they are extinguished symbolizing the death of the Light of the World. The service culminates with all present praying the Lord's Prayer in a quiet voice, which is followed by what is called they "strepitus." The strepitus is a loud sustained noise that symbolizes the earthquake that followed the death of Christ, the moment that all creation mourned in despair the death of the Lord. If you have never experienced Tenebrae, come and join us for this breathtaking service.