Friday, March 30 | 7:00p.m. | Sanctuary
The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. It is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering where we will relive his Passion in scripture and music, led by our Chancel Choir. Gradually seven candles will be extinguished to symbolize Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, crucifixion and death. The final candle, the Christ candle, will remain lit but will be removed from the sanctuary, representing Jesus’ time in the grave but hopefully anticipating the joy of Easter Sunday.