Bring the beautiful ancient tradition of a Tenebrae Service for Holy Week into your home with this home-crafted wooden Tenebrae Hearse. Learn more about Tenebrae in this post.
The hearse is designed to store easily and fit anywhere. It’s made of laser cut plywood, and features and engraved scripture verse. Also included is a set of fifteen US handmade all-natural 100% beeswax candles (replacement candle sets are available) and a printable PDF of my abridged at home version of the service with instructions, prayers, and scripture readings.
If you purchase the extra candle set from this listing, they will ship with your Tenebrae Hearse Candle Holder (saving you $5 on shipping)!
This item is included in the Triduum Subscription Box.
A beautifully intricate Tenebrae Hearse Candelabra is also available.
These sets will ship out the week of March 22 via USPS priority mail, to arrive in time for Spy Wednesday. US shipping only. No returns are accepted.
A design note ✝️💀 . . . There is a tiny skull hidden in the engraved hill. The long artistic Tradition of the Church puts a skull at the foot of Jesus’ cross. The skull symbolises Adam, and Jesus’ triumph over sin and death as brought into the world by Adam and Eve. Some early Church Fathers, including Origen, took it even more literally, and believed that the scripture verse “Golgotha, which means the place of the skull” (Mark 15:22), meant that Adam’s bones were buried in the place of Jesus’ crucifixion. (Read more here.) Skulls are also a part of the Catholic tradition of Memento Mori, or “remember your death.” (Read more here.)