Tenebrae (Maundy Thursday) Service

St. John's Church [Kenton]

Event info
Date: April 14, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: St. John's Church
Address: 211 E Carrol St Kenton

April 14- 7 pm
Tonight, we commemorate Maundy Thursday with a Tenebrae service. The tradition began a millennium ago in monastic communities and later became a part of worship for all people during the end of Holy Week. Tenebrae is the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows.” The service focuses on Christ’s pain and suffering in His life and ultimately in His crucifixion. One of the most conspicuous features of the service is the gradual extinguishing of candles until only a single candle, considered a symbol of our Lord, remains. As it gets darker and darker we can reflect on the great emotional and physical pain that was very real for Jesus. The service ends in darkness and silence. However, we know there is more to the story. On Good Friday, you can meditate on Christ’s Last Words (included in the bulletin & this post’s discussion posts). After this service, we will gather on Easter morning at sunrise (and then our worship service) to celebrate that the light of Christ can never be extinguished and that His light rises upon us in His Resurrection forevermore.
Now, let us take some time to focus on what Christ did for us, so that we could be set free from sin and death.
Service will also be available online.

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