After each scene during a 2003 Good Friday service a dancer would appear to extinguish one of the remaining candles on stage. Eventually all of the lights were dimmed and the audience left the church in a quiet and dark mood to replicate the feeling of the the first Good Friday when Jesus died for the sins of the world. Three days later Jesus physically rose from the dead in what we now celebrate as Easter.
All mankind has sinned against God and Jesus paid the sin debt for everyone on the cross. It is promised in God's word that all who trust in Jesus through faith by declaring him as Lord of their life will live forever. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3.16
From a Good Friday service at Bethany Church in Long Beach, CA. Image taken in the dark from the sound booth about 80 feet away on an old school Sony Mavica digital camera.
The choir and orchestra are right behind the scrim in back of the cross. The band is to the right of the dancers and the grand piano is to the left.