On Holy Thursday, sometimes called “Maundy Thursday,” we recall the Last Supper, as well as the betrayal and arrest of Jesus. 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; even as I have loved you, you also ought to love one another” (John 13:34).
Tenebrae means “Service of Shadows”, and is marked by 12 readings of scripture by candle light and punctuated with music. After each reading, one candle is extinguished and the sanctuary becomes progressively darker, concluding with complete darkness. This is often regarded as one of the most powerful worship services of the year. The Frugal Meal and Worship are each a separate event, so feel free to come to one or both of these offerings.