Fri, Apr 15

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All Saints' Chapel

Good Friday Tenebrae

Our Good Friday Evening Service will be held at 6:30pm in the chapel. This will be a Tenebrae service.

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Good Friday Tenebrae

Time & Location

Apr 15, 6:30 PM

All Saints' Chapel, 1425 Cherokee Rd, Florence, SC 29501, USA

About The Event

Our Good Friday Evening Service will be held at 6:30pm in the chapel. This will be a Tenebrae service.

About Tenebrae:  The name Tenebrae (Latin for “darkness” or “shadows”) has for centuries been applied to the ancient monastic night and early morning offices of the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings. By drawing upon material from each of the three offices, this service provides an extended meditation upon, and a prelude to, the suffering and death of our Lord. Toward the end of the service this candle is hidden, portraying the apparent victory of the forces of evil, and the church is completely dark. At the very end, a loud noise is made, symbolizing the earthquake at the moment of Christ’s death on the cross (Matt. 27:51), the hidden candle is restored to its place, and by its light all depart in silence.