Wednesday in Holy Week
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Important: This event has already occurred.
- St. James' Anglican Church
12:10 pm - Mass with meditation
7:30 pm - Sung Office of Tenebrae
Our first special evening service during Holy Week is the ancient liturgy of Tenebrae, meaning “shadows.” It points to humanity’s rejection of God that will be rectified through the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. During the service, candles are gradually extinguished to symbolize the apparent victory of evil and chaos in the world, until the church is left in total darkness. At the end a loud noise symbolizes the earthquake at the resurrection. The “Christ light” will then be returned to its place. We depart in silence, contemplating the acts of salvation we will celebrate during the Triduum (The Three Days) that together lead us into the Resurrection.