2019 Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Musical

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* Tenebrae Musical and Living Last Supper

Make plans to join in worship as the Chancel Choir presents the Tenebrae musical It Is Finished on Maundy Thursday, April 18th, 6:30pm, in our sanctuary.

 

“Tenebrae” comes from the Latin meaning “shadows” or “darkness”, so it is a service of shadows.  The Tenebrae service makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of Holy Week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus’s burial.

 

This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus’s death and of hopelessness in the world without God.  The service concludes in darkness as the Christ candle is extinguished, symbolizing the death of Jesus.

 

Holy Communion will be celebrated during the musical with a Living Last Supper as Jesus and his twelve disciples reenact the Last Supper, followed by the congregation’s partaking of this sacrament.