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The Good Friday Passion of Tenebrae

The Tenebrae service is our favorite service during Lent at our Lutheran church. From the Latin for shadows or darkness, Tenebrae is an ancient service that underscores the solemnity of Jesus’s last day on earth as a man. The solemn, sober service takes place on Good Friday. Tenebrae services usually involve candles lit in a darkened […]

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A Candle for Advent Peace

advent peace

The second Sunday we light a candle for Advent Peace. Peace is an interesting word with many possibilities: world, personal, shalom, spiritual. I love the Advent peace candle because it reminds me of the first year I understood who Jesus really is. Who is Jesus? “Peace on earth, good will toward men,” the angels sang […]

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One Candle for Advent Hope

Advent Hope

We lit one candle for Advent Hope last Sunday. The Advent hope candle also is known as the prophecy candle which looks forward to Jesus’ birth. But what is Advent? The word is a shortened form of adventus Domini, meaning “the coming of the Lord.” As a season in the liturgical church year (vestments are […]

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