Tenebrae Service in Windham

Monday, April 3 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

A Tenebrae service will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 7:30 p.m.

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 service includes a series of Scripture readings commemorating Jesus’ final week, ending with his burial. At the conclusion of each reading, a candle is snuffed out, until the final candle, the Christ candle, is carried out, leaving the room in darkness and allowing for participants to reflect on the great emotional and physical pain that was very real for Jesus during his Passion. The experience helps set the mood for the approaching Sacred Triduum.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

919 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04062
United States