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Tenebrae

Service of Shadows: a special prayer service called Tenebrae, which has its roots in monastic tradition, is held each year on the Wednesday evening of Holy Week at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. This service  of readings, psalms and hymns  begins in the light that eventually fades into darkness as the candles in the sanctuary are gradually extinguished. Christians of all denominations and their clergy  are invited to  participate as a means of sharing worship during these holy days when the  focus of all the followers of Jesus Christ is on his passion, death and resurrection. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will preside at the service and by custom a minister from another Christian denomination will preach. Clergy are welcome to enter the sacristy chapel of the Cathedral to vest according to their own tradition and to participate in the procession.