The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, Dean, Duke University Chapel
Tenebrae (Latin for "shadows" or "darkness") is a solemn observance of Jesus's passion and death. The service marks Jesus's journey to Golgotha and allows for extended meditation through proclamation of the word in scripture and sermon, as well as through music, increasing darkness, and silent reflection. We gather on the evening of Good Friday to enter into the dramatic narrative of Jesus's betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion, and to reflect on God's sacrificial love. Masking in Duke Chapel is optional for those who are fully vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated, Duke requires that you wear a mask in all Duke facilities. Thank you for doing your part to keep the Chapel open and safe for all. Learn more about campus public health measures at https://returnto.duke.edu/public-health-measures/ . Free parking is available in the Bryan Center garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bryan Center Surface Lot at the same address. For more parking options, visit chapel.duke.edu/visit-events/visit#parking.