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This years Maundy Thursday service will be  Michael John Trotta's Seven Last Words.  This will be done with Voice, Instruments and Drama. Join us for this dramatic telling of the last words and the crucifixion of Christ.

The "Seven Last Words" are a set of texts that have their origins in the bible and are often referenced in liturgical services during Holy Week.  Musical settings exist as far back as the sixteeth century. 

Haunting in their simplicity, they explore a gamut of emotions experienced during the Passion, in a way that distills the most poignant of the human condition: from the tender forgivness of the Father, Forgive Them to the hopefulness of the promise of paradise, Today, You will Be with Me.  The work unfolds to reveal a complex tapestry of states of emotion: compassion (Behold Your Son), yearning (I Thirst), despair (My God, Why Have You Abandoned Me?), acceptance (Into Your Hands I Surrender My Soul), and resignation (It is Finished)

This setting uses various interpolations of biblical and liturgical texts as commentary on and in dialogue with the words of Christ, further expanding the story and the reaction of those present and witness to the Passion.

 

Attention All Actors

We are looking for anybody who would be interested in taking part in our 2017 Maundy Thursday Service, Seven Last Words. Actors and group individuals are both welcome. The time commitment is only 3 practices and you would not need to memorize anything. If you or anybody you know might be interested, please contact Jeff Boze using the contact form below.

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