Tenebrae Service…

“The distinctive ceremony of Tenebrae is the gradual extinguishing of candles during readings from the gospels which describe the time between the Last Supper and the Passion of Christ. Another frequent element in Protestant Tenebrae services is the inclusion of the last seven sayings of Jesus, assembled from the various gospel accounts. When the last passage has been read the church or room is completely dark and recalls the days when Jesus was in the tomb.”

There was deep meaning tonight at the Tenebrae Service…

There was a powerful silence tonight at the Tenebrae Service….

There was an eerieness to the darkness that settled in as the lights and candles were extinguished…

There was power in the words sung at the Tenebrae Service tonight….

It is always captivating to my soul to hear the words of the Scripture of the betrayal, the rejection,, the loneliness Jesus must have felt…

I am thankful for worship experiences that remind me of the deep meaning of events way back when that still have an impact in my heart today!

 

 

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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