Strepitus is a Latin word which means “to slam shut” and symbolizes the tomb door being slammed shut as Christ died and was buried.
The Christ Candle is Removed
The Christ candle remains lit because the Light of the World can never be extinguished again. We solemnly remove it from the sanctuary in remembrance of Jesus’ death, until the joyous celebration of His resurrection Easter morning.
All leave in silence and minimal light.