Join Saint Katherine of Siena Parish for their Tenebrae Service as they enter Holy Week to walk solemnly with Christ to His Passion, Death and Resurrection. The Service will be held on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Katherine of Siena Church.

TENEBRAE, a Latin word meaning “darkness,” is an ancient Christian Holy Week service dating back to the seventh century in which we accompany Jesus in His last hours.  Tenebrae is characterized by readings, the gradual extinguishing of candles, and the “strepitus,” meaning “great noise,” representing the earthquake which accompanied Christ’s death and burial.  As the church grows darker, we begin our wait, in patient hope, for His Resurrection.

Saint Katherina of Siena is located at 9700 Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia.