Tenebrae Service


Tenebrae is a Christian service that typically takes place during Holy Week, the week leading up to Resurrection Sunday. The word "Tenebrae" is derived from the Latin word for "darkness" or "shadows," and the service is known for its use of darkness and candles. During a Tenebrae service, candles are gradually extinguished as readings and hymns are recited. The service typically includes readings from the Old Testament, the Psalms, and the New Testament, and is intended to reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.