Tenebrae is Latin for "shadows" or "darkness." Tenebrae brings focus on the moment in history wherein Adonai Eloheinu (the Lord, our God) takes our place on the cross of shame. It is intended to help us experience the weightiness of this event that which brings the specter of agony to the very courts of heaven.
Not only is Tenebrae a distinctive way to remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, it is also a service in which anyone within our fellowship can participate. The beauty of our Lord is that He uniquely speaks to each of us; meaning He, through the Holy Spirit, reveals His Word to us in different ways. And when we are willing to share with one another what the Lord reveals to us individually, it offers everyone that same unique perspective on a passage or scene within the Bible. Having said that, I encourage all of you to participate in some way. There are some passages that are just read aloud during the service and then there are some passages on which the reader offers insight or commentary.
More information is available on the table in the narthex. If you have any questions about how you can participate, please speak with Pastor Troy or with Florence.