A Meaningful Good Friday Service – The Seven Last Words of Christ
Friday, March 25at 7 pm
The All Pilgrims’ Choir presents A Service of Darkness, beautifully and sensitively set by renowned composer, organist, and choir director, Dale Wood.
The Tenebrae (Latin for “shadows” or “darkness”) service, dating from the 8th century, is traditionally a service during Holy Week leading up to and including the suffering and death of Jesus. Candles symbolizing Christ, the Light of the World, are progressively extinguished as seven anthems are sung in response to the seven last words of Jesus. One additional candle remains, indicating that death only seems to triumph over Christ, and points us toward the coming Resurrection.