Good Friday Service of Shadows and Stones
Why is it called Good Friday? The darkest and bleakest day of the Christian year, the day Jesus Christ was tortured and crucified, does not seem like a "good" day. Yet all that tragedy brought about the greatest good there ever could be. By calling this Friday "good" we are confessing the Christian hope that no tragedy—not even death—can overwhelm God’s providence, love, and grace.
On Good Friday join us as we remember the last seven words of Christ in this moving Tenebrae service of Shadows and Stones. Through the reading of scripture, the extinguishing of candles, the singing of hymns and communal prayers we will follow Jesus from condemnation to death. This act of remembrance provides us with the assurance that even in our darkest times, we know Christ has walked there too. When we mourn, when we are afraid, when we come to our own end, He has been there. He comes alongside us in the darkness, and carries us through death to life.