Holy Week – Tenebrae
Come to this mid- Holy Week service of contemporary readings and music.
The name Tenebrae (the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows”) has for centuries been applied to the ancient monastic night and early morning services (Matins and Lauds) of the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings.
St. Mark’s Tenebrae seeks to look deeper and deeper into the darkness in our world as we experience it today. As we gradually extinguish light, candle by candle, Jesus seems less and less present. The actual darkness of the service and the darkness of the pain in the world is a powerful call for God to make God’s presence known to us here and now in the real agony of our brokenness.