Posted: 1st April 2019

The Rector Fr Michael Sheil SJ and the Headmaster Mr Chris Lumb extend a warm invitation to you to join the Clongowes community in our annual Easter Liturgy of Tenebrae, which will take place on Sunday 7th April 2019 at 21.00 in the Sports Hall.

This year we are delighted to have the acclaimed Irish soprano, Celine Byrne, who will be the principal featured soloist in our liturgy, along with cellist Jane Hughes joining the Clongowes Schola. The hour long event is a semi-dramatised re-telling of The Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus through extensive use of film, music and contemporary reflections which aim to bring the Passion narrative afresh to the students and guests in a vivid and multi-sensory presentation.

Tenebrae (Latin for shadows or darkness) is an ancient Christian liturgy of Holy Week dating back to the Middle Ages. The liturgy of Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering in the days leading up to and including his Crucifixion. Music portrays his pathos and the power of silence and darkness suggest the drama of those days.

We warmly invite all parents who can, to join us for this unique liturgy, which is our Clongowes ‘mini Paschal Triduum’ before we break for the Easter holidays. After the event the Headmaster and Rector will host a reception with light refreshments in the castle. Please RSVP to reception@clongowes.net 

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