This Good Friday was celebrated with a Tenebrae, which is ancient form of worship during which the story of Holy Week is recounted as a series of candles are extinguished.

Here is the text that we used together:


After coffee and hot cross buns we moved into the living roomP1100669 where all the candles were alight.

As we followed through the story we found ourselves confronted again not only by the agony of Jesus but also by his triumphant claim ‘It is finished!’

P1100674As the candles we extinguished the words of John came back to me – The Light blazed out of the darkness; and the darkness couldn’t put it out.