"In Calvary's Shadow" is a deeply moving service of penitence and forgiveness. With elegant simplicity, it invites the faithful to experience Jesus' journey from betrayal through crucifixion with a tightly woven tapestry of dramatic scripture readings, vocal solos and congregational singing. Using arrangements of spirituals and gospel hymns as well as newly composed music, it also incorporates the ritual extinguishing of seven candles, leaving the church in total darkness except for the Christ Candle. After a period of quiet meditation, God's people exit the church in silence. Approximately 30 minutes in length, this dramatic service can be performed with or without simple staging and costumes, and the readings can be performed by as many as five readers.