A Service of Shadows
Versions of this service have been practiced by the Christian Church for centuries. These Scriptures and Songs trace the precious story of Christ's suffering, shed blood, and death. As the lights are extinguished, we ponder and cherish the depths of God's love in Christ Jesus.
The center candle represents Jesus Christ. It disappears for a moment, but is not extinguished. Through the return of the small but persistent flame of the Christ candle at the conclusion of the service, we anticipate the joy of ultimate victory and life.