Middle School and High School Event
Sunday, April 14 at 5:00pm
Good Friday Service, April 19, 2019
6:00pm and 7:15pm
Service of Shadows (Tenebrae)
The word “Tenebrae” comes from the Latin meaning “darkness.” The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus’ burial.
This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus’ death and of hopelessness in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness and the worshipers then leave in silence to ponder the impact of Christ’s death and await the coming Resurrection.