Friday Mar 30
Parish / Community
“Tenebrae” — a musical meditation on the seven “last words” of Christ on the Cross — will be on Good Friday, March 30, at 9 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1502 E Wallen Rd. Tenebrae is the Latin word for “darkness.” The gradual extinguishing of all candles in the church symbolizes the temporary triumph of the prince of darkness over the Light of the World. The loud noise, or strepitus, at the conclusion of the service suggests the earthquake described in the Passion narratives. The single candle left burning, the Paschal candle, is the symbol and promise of Christ’s triumph over death and darkness.