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Tenebrae: Service of Solemn Reflection of Holy Week

Posted : Mar-12-2024

With a dimly-lit church, a rarely-seen candle holder, and somber tones, “Tenebrae” (Latin for ‘darkness/shadows’) is a unique and special service, adapted from 9th century medieval Roman Catholic practices, marking the days of Holy Week with readings, music and candles extinguished one by one.

On Friday, March 22, at 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Basilica invites you to experience the Tenebrae service, sung by members of the St. Michael’s Choir School Alumni Choir and set to music composed by the school’s founder, Msgr. John Edward Ronan.

This is a solemn liturgical service, open and free to all. However, a free-will donation will be gratefully accepted.