Maundy Thursday worship, Communion, a time of prayer, music, Scripture and Reflection in Commemoration of The Last Supper and final night of Jesus’ life.
7 PM, in person at 10 Central St and also streamed on Facebook Live at FirstParishChurchManchesterMa/live
Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea
Dr. Herman Weiss, Director of Music
Rebecca Shrimpton, Paul Knox, First Parish Choir
Readers – members of First Parish
Tenebrae is an adaptation of an early 4th Century Worship Time. The rule of silence is strictly observed. Scripture and music interpret the devotional significance of the final night of Jesus’ earthly life, while the gradual extinguishing of the candles symbolizes the desertion of his closest followers and final moments of his crucifixion.
Go to Dark Gethsemane Newman W. Powell
I Know Ed Bruce
Do This and Remember Me (from ‘Once Upon a Tree’) Pepper Choplin
The Crucifixion Samuel Barber (from ‘Hermit Songs’)
In the Mornin’ Spiritual, arr. Charles Ives
Were You There? spiritual, arr. K. J. Murdock
O God, How We Have Wandered