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Tenebrae Tonight

Tonight, my church is having her annual Tenebrae service at 7pm (it will last a bit over an hour). Childcare is provided.

Tenebrae is the "service of shadows." It evokes the gathering darkness of Holy Week, as well as pointing us to the coming Resurrection. The service is essentially monastic. Traditionally, it is characterized by the saying or singing of psalms, hearing short lessons, and dousing a series of candles. This is not a communion service, and there is no sermon.

Our Tenebrae service tonight will be experimental. It will include these elements above, and maintain the traditional form, but will also be making strong use of other material not normally associated with our liturgies. I hope those who come will find it a moving and worshipful experience.

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