American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Roman Catholic Church The office of matins and lauds sung on the last three days of Holy Week, with a ceremony of candles.
- Latin tenebrae shadows, darkness. (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin, from Latin tenebrae, darkness. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The Church's liturgy for the morning of Holy Saturday is called Tenebrae, meaning "shadows.”
“Tenebrae" is a Latin word meaning "shadows" and this liturgy is one of lessons and prayers, with the gradual extinguishing of lights.”
“It follows the solemn service called Tenebrae, (Darkness) during which the six tall candles on the altar are extinguished one by one, -- till but one is left, which is removed to a space behind the altar.”
“That was followed by our celebration of Tenebrae, which is celebrated at the Cathedral on Spy Wednesday.”
“I've been recalling the Tenebrae services I sued to attend when I was growing up.”
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