Tenebrae service set at St. James April 14 - Catholic Courier

Tenebrae service set at St. James April 14

A Tenebrae service will take place on Good Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at St. James Church, 150 Brett Road, Irondequoit.

A new sacred vocal and instrumental score by Hal H. Hopson will be performed by instrumentalists from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester and parishioners under the direction of Kola Owolabi, the parish’s musical director.

The Tenebrae service follows a tradition of the Catholic Church dating back to the eighth century. The Latin word “tenebrae” means “darkness.” The service, which includes readings and hymns, commemorates the final hours of Jesus’ life on earth as he suffered death upon the cross.

For information, call 585/482-9796.

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