Tenebrae (“darkness”), so called from the tradition of progressively extinguishing the candles, is the long Office of Readings and Morning Prayer on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. It is made up of psalms, readings and chants, including the beautiful excerpts of the Lamentations of Jeremiah.

Holy Saturday is the “in between” day, a day of silence: the silence between the Lord’s death and Resurrection. The silence between grief and hope. A silence which is especially poignant this year, as we will continue to be away from our churches, even for the Resurrection, and yet may bring unexpected gifts from God.

Please click on the link below for the full liturgy:

Holy Saturday Tenebrae

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