Join us on Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. We will begin with the Lord’s Supper and then move into the final events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion in a Tenebrae Service (Service of Shadows).
So come and journey with us through word, song, and the extinguishing of candles. We will end in darkness and silence.
Tenebrae…A Service of Shadows
The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the common folk during Holy Week. We join Christians of many generations throughout the world in using the liturgy of Tenebrae.
Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day. ~ excerpt from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship