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Office of Tenebrae 2022

On Tuesday, 12 April, the Tuesday of Holy Week , at 7:00 pm, we will pray the ancient Office of Tenebrae; a service of psalms and hymns lit by candlelight.

It is a beautiful and moving service that draws us into the depths of Holy Week as the candles are slowly extinguished reminding us of the darkness of the Passion and Cross as we await the light of the Resurrection.

The name Tenebrae comes from the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows”. A major feature of the
service is the progressive extinguishing of candles as the psalms and readings progress, until
only a single candle—a symbol of Christ—remains.