Good Friday services set across Tulsa
BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Many churches across the city will hold special services Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ, a central event in the Christian faith.
One common Good Friday service is called Tenebrae, Latin for shadows, or darkness. The service is marked by growing darkness, usually by extinguishing candles, and by growing silence.
A community Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Thoreau Demonstration Academy, 7370 E. 71st St., hosted by five churches.
The Living Lord’s Supper, a dramatic presentation, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 7903 East 15th St.
Worshippers at St. Francis Xavier, a Hispanic Roman Catholic Church at 2434 E. Admiral Blvd., will walk through the neighborhood of the church at 1 p.m., and re-enact the crucifixion.
Bishop Edward J. Slattery will conduct the Diocese of Tulsa’s principle Good Friday service at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Family Cathedral, 122 West 8th St.
Victory Christian Center, 7700 S. Lewis Ave., will begin their annual Easter pageant at 7 p.m. Friday.