Good Friday Tenebrae service, April 14, 7:00 pm

UUS:E will offer a Good Friday service, April 14th at 7:00 PM. All are welcome.

 

This service features New York City-based violinst, Sharon Gunderson, dancer/choreographer, Hannah Barnard, and UUS:E Director of Music, Mary Bopp, performing “Louange à l’Immortalité de Jésus” from “Quartet for the End of Time” by Oliver Messiaen. This performance and others will accompany reflections on the execution of Jesus and the reality of state violence in our own time.  Tenebrae is an ancient Christian religious service celebrated  on the evening before or early morning of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday. Tenebrae is distinctive for its gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings and psalms is chanted or recited. UUS:E’s adaptation of Tenebrae will be contemplative, meditative, and truthful about violence and the paths to peace.

UUS:E is at 153 West Vernon St., Manchester, CT. For more information, contact Rev. Josh Pawelek at (860) 652-8961. 

Did You Know?

William Carlos Williams, the famous poet, was a lifelong member of the Unitarian Church of Rutherford,
New Jersey, a community founded with the help of his parents. His money-making career, however, was
as a pediatric physician. He was close friends with fellow poet Ezra Pound and in his later years, a mentor to
beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Did you know?

UU social justice activist, writer and poet, Lydia Maria Child, wrote the famous song, A Boy’s Thanksgiving
Day which begins with “Over the river and through the wood, to grandfather’s house we go….” This
song originally appeared as a poem in 1844 in Child’s book, Flowers for Children.

Did you know?

Hans Deutsch, an Austrian artist, first brought together the chalice and the flame as a Unitarian symbol dur­ing his work with the Unitarian Service Committee during World War II. To Deutsch, the image had conno­tations of sacrifice and love. To learn more about the history of our Unitarian Universalist symbol, “The Flaming Chalice.”

Did you know?

Unitarian Universalist history and where we’ve come from as a religious community.

Did You Know: In the 1970s, Unitarian Universalists published the Pentagon Papers! The Unitarian Universalist Association and Beacon Press drew the wrath of President Richard Nixon and the scrutiny of the FBI 30 years ago when the UUA’s Beacon Press published the complete text of the Pentagon Papers in October 1971. The Pentagon Papers, officially titled United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945– 1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States’ political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.