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Tenebrae: A Service of Shadows

  • The Portal 2007 East 12th Street Vancouver, WA, 98661 United States (map)

Tenebrae is a service which began in medieval times in monastic communities as a reflection and meditation for Maundy Thursday or Good Friday. It is a liturgy for tracing the story of Messiah’s death with scripture reading, poetry, and song. There are long periods of silence and darkness to dramatize the power of that day. Music offers the only relief in the somber reflection of the suffering of Jesus.

We will gather in the Portal to meditate on the death of Jesus for our sins.  This is a slow and somber service and may not be suitable for small children.  Childcare is provided.

Earlier Event: April 13
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Later Event: April 16
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