Good Friday Tenebrae Service

7:00pm at Wilson Memorial Church

On Friday, 19th April, we will be holding a Good Friday Tenebrae Service – a service of shadows.

TENEBRAE: A Service of Shadows

The service of Tenebrae, meaning darkness or shadows, has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the whole Christian community during Holy Week.

Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. The readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays the mood, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this history-changing day. As lights are extinguished, we reflect upon the depth of Christ’s suffering and death as we remember the unimaginable nature of His sacrifice, not just for us, but for the whole world.

This evening we join Christians of many generations throughout the world in using the liturgy of Tenebrae.

Opening Hymn : Go to dark Gethsemane

The denial foretold – Mark 14 : 26-31

The betrayal – Mark 14 : 32-50

The trial – Mark 14 : 53-65

The denial – Mark 14 : 66-72

The verdict – Mark 15 : 1-15

The humiliation – Mark 15 : 16-32

The death and burial – Mark 15 : 33-40

Closing Hymn : When I survey

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Coming up this week

  • Good Friday Service : Friday 19th April, 7:00pm
  • Breakfast Service : Sunday 21st April, 8:30am
  • Easter Sunday family service: Sunday 21st April, 11:00am
  • Easter egg hunt : Sunday 21st April, 12:20pm

* denotes externally managed service, using the Wilson Memorial Church facilities

Church open hour

Every Wednesday at 11:00am – some mid-week sanctuary from the busy and hectic life that is 2019. Please come along and enjoy an escape to the peace and quiet that our beautiful church provides.

Basics Bank

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