Thursday, April 2
Light Into Darkness:
A Service of Tenebrae at our church
One of our most moving worship services of each year is our Maundy Thursday service when we remember Jesus’ commandment to Love One Another.The purpose of the Tenebrae Service here at Redeemer of Calvary/El Redentor del Calvario, is to reflect deeply on the sufferings and death of Christ for us and our salvation. The special music of this service aids the worshiper in thinking of and responding deeply to the sacrifice of Christ.
Ritual of Handwashing
During the service we participate in a ritual of hand washing and partake in Holy Communion. We wash the hands of another person to symbolize the humbling of ourselves in service to one another. Jesus said, ‘For I have set you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.’ ” (John 13:15)