Thursday, March 28,  7pm

What is Tenebrae?


Meaning “darkness” or “shadows”, Tenebrae is a time to mediate on Christ’s suffering. Readings, music, and the power of silence and darkness trace the story of Christ’s passion and suggests the drama of this momentous day. As lights are extinguished, we ponder the depth of Christ’s suffering and death; we remember the cataclysmic nature of his sacrifice as we hear the overwhelming sound of the strepitus (“great noise”); and through the return of the small but persistent flame of the Christ candle at the conclusion of the service, we anticipate the joy of ultimate victory.