Friday, April 6, 2012

The Darkness of Good Friday

I was deeply moved by this excerpt from Alexander Schmemann's book For the Life of the World:

And Adam, when he left the Garden where life was to have been Eucharistic- an offering in the world in thanksgiving to God- Adam led the whole world, as it were, into darkness. In one of the beautiful pieces of Byzantine hymnology Adam is pictured sitting outside, facing Paradise, weeping. It is the figure of man himself.  p. 18

Come share with us tonight at Grace Chapel in the darkness of Friday, at our 7pm Tenebrae service.

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