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Maundy Thursday Service, Thursday April 13, 7:00 Danforth Chapel

posted Apr 12, 2017, 6:00 PM by BCC Websites

The Maundy Thursday Service is Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm in the Danforth Chapel. The word “Maundy” is rooted in the Latin word “mandatum” which means: “to give, to entrust, to order.” According to John’s gospel, on the night of the last supper, Jesus gives his disciples a commandment: “that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34). Our Maundy Thursday service will follow the tradition of a “Tenebrae” service. “Tenebrae” means “shadows” or “darkness” in Latin. Through Scripture readings we intentionally recall 12 important moments in the story of Jesus' betrayal, desertion, and ultimately his crucifixion. Each moment is powerfully noted with the extinguishing of a candle as the service ends in darkness. This service is considered one of the most powerful of the church year. We hope to have at least 8 participants who will serve as readers. If you will be attending the service and are willing to be a reader, please sign-up in advance and plan to arrive by 6:45 pm.