Chaminade College Preparatory gathered the community together for an early Tenebrae on the Tuesday of Holy Week with a live stage production of Hugh McElyea’s Tenebrae: The Passion of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Held in the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts, the sold out performance featured students from Chaminade’s orchestra, Middle School and Upper School choirs, as well as alumni, parents, teachers, and friends of the School.
Audience members came from as far away from Santa Barbara to watch Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s compelling story. As a German Lutheran pastor, Bonhoeffer courageously stood in opposition to Hitler, and sacrificed his life. This important part of history as told through Tenebrae set a fitting tone for the final week of Lent.
Tenebrae began in the early church when monks gathered on the eve of Good Friday to remember the last days of Jesus. Today, Tenebrae service is observed during the last three days of Holy Week.