The Stations of the Cross is a way to re-enact Jesus' journey to the cross. But more than this we make our own journey as we look at each station and take time to consider how Jesus' journey impacts us today.
We can easily go through the motions of Easter without really allowing ourselves to encounter God. But as we open our hearts and minds to God in this symbolic journey we identify with Jesus as He identifies with us.
Available Dates and Times
Tuesday, April 16 – 6:30 – 10 pm
Wednesday, April 17 11:30 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, April 18 9:30 – 4:00 pm
Friday, April 19 9:30 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 21 9:30 – 10:30 am
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
The word ‘tenebrae’ is Latin for shadows. The purpose of the Tenebrae service is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story. This is not a happy service, because the occasion is not happy. The service recreates, through Bible readings, the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the events of Jesus at Easter. It is experienced in dim light and each aspect of Jesus’ suffering is represented by a candle.
By the end of the service all the candles are extinguished, and the worshippers leave in silence. It is left unfinished because the story isn’t over until Easter Day.