Darkness The Passion and Death of Christ About this Life Night The structure of this Life Night is different than others within this semester. It uses the structure of a Tenebrae service to proclaim the message of Christ’s Passion and Death. Tenebrae (which means “darkness”) is a service in which the last seven words of Christ recorded in the Gospels are proclaimed. After each reading, a candle is extinguished, bringing the room into deeper darkness. An eighth candle – the Christ Candle – remains lit at the end to signify our hope in the Resurrection. The whole night revolves around this prayer. Goal of This Night This Life Night will challenge teenagers to recognize the physical, emotional, and spiritual realities of the crucifixion. It will help them understand the necessity for Christ’s Passion and death in order for us to have salvation. Catechism # 595 - 618 # 571 - 591 # 624 - 628 # 631 - 635 YouCat # 94 - 103 Scripture Luke 23:33 -34 Luke 23:39 -43 John 19:25 -27 Mark 15:33 -34 John 19:28 John 19:29 -30 Luke 23:46 Key Concepts God the Father allowed Jesus Christ, His Son, to suffer and die for all human beings, so that we may have salvation. Jesus shows us through the Paschal Mystery that giving of ourselves totally to God is the path to eternal life and happiness. Jesus obediently accepted God’s will, even when it involved suffering, showing us what it means to live as a Catholic disciple. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.