Please Join Us for the Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Date: Friday April 19, 2019, 7 pm
Building in Multipurpose Room
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 the week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus’ death and burial.
The increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus’ death and of hopelessness in a world without God. The service concludes in darkness, sometimes with a final candle, the Christ candle carried out of the sanctuary, symbolizing the death of Jesus. The worshipers then leave in silence to ponder the impact of Christ’s death and await the coming Resurrection on Easter morning. (umc.org)