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Please join us for this solemn worship service.  “Tenebrae” means “darkness” or “shadow” in Latin.  The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service in which lit candles are extinguished, with gradually diminishing light symbolizing the events from Jesus’ triumphant Palm Sunday entry into Jerusalem through Jesus’ burial.  The increasing darkness represents the darkness of Jesus’ death and of hopelessness in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness, with a final candle, the Christ candle, carried out of the sanctuary, symbolizing the death of Jesus.  Worshipers leave in silence to ponder the impact of Christ’s death and to await the coming Resurrection.