Wednesday Tenebrae

Tenebrae factae sunt—and it was dark (Mt. 27:45). At Tenebrae, we join the Church as she mourns for our betrayed Redeemer. Readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day.

This year, Tenebrae sung by the brothers and priests of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius will be shared via live-stream.

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The candles represent Christ and His apostles who abandoned Him one by one. The last candle is taken from its place and is hidden. All becomes dark while the choir sings the heart-wrenching 'Miserere.'



The overwhelming sound of the strepitus (earthquake) reflects cataclysmic nature of His sacrifice. But the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5).




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