Light into Darkness provides the readings and structure for a moving and sacred Good Friday Tenebrae service. The repetition of three elements—Scripture, story, and song—poignantly retell the crucifixion events recorded in the Gospel of John. The gradual dimming of lights and extinguishing of candles throughout the service creates a meaningful atmosphere for thought and reflection.
The Scripture readings include the passages surrounding the deeply significant “I Am” statements of Christ recorded by the apostle John, as well as his descriptions leading us through the events that begin in the Upper Room and end at the sealed tomb.
Twelve Readers (12 men representing the 12 disciples)
Reading Time (without music): 15-20 minutes
Musical Selections are suggested.