Tenebrae 2019

From the Diocese of Portland on Tenebrae:

Tenebrae (Latin word meaning “darkness”) is a service that grew out of a combination of night prayer and early morning prayer, with an additional focus on the commemoration of the Passion of our Lord.

The most significant feature of the service is the gradual extinguishing of the lights and candles around the altar. As it gets darker and darker, the community reflects on the great emotional and physical pain that was very real for Jesus during his Passion.

The schedule of Tenebrae services during Holy Week is as follows (alphabetically by town/city):

Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m.
St. Mary of the Assumption Church
41 Western Avenue

Thursday, April 18, at 9:30 p.m.
St. Anne Chapel of St. Joseph Church
178 Elm Street
(Service follows the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which will continue in the chapel until 9:30 p.m.)

Cape Elizabeth
Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m.
St. Bartholomew Church
8 Two Lights Road

Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m.
Holy Family Church
145 Pritham Avenue

Monday, April 15, at 7:35 p.m.
Holy Family Church
607 Sabattus Street

Monday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
919 Roosevelt Trail

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