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Good Friday Tenebrae Service

This is the service of deepening darkness as the readings and hymns of the passion bring us to the sealing of the tomb of Christ.

The word “Tenebrae” is from Latin meaning “shadows” or “darkness.” Tenebrae is usually held the evening of Good Friday and includes the gradual dimming of the lights and extinguishing of candles. The Christ candle is removed from the sanctuary and a concluding “Strepitus” or loud noise (slamming shut the Bible) symbolizes the earthquake and agony of creation at the death of Christ.

Earlier Event: April 19
Good Friday Service
Later Event: April 20
Holy Saturday Evening Service