Sanctuary at 8 p.m.
The Tenebrae service is the remembrance of Christ’s death on the cross. It is not a memorial service; rather, we remember the extent to which God went to love us, and we reflect with repentance upon the sin that requires such an act.
Tenebrae literally means ‘darkness’. Candles are gradually diminished as Christ’s death becomes more and more imminent. The service ends when, in darkness, we hear the strepitus, the sound of the closing of the tomb. After a moment of silence, the congregation exits in quiet darkness.
Childcare is not provided.