The Great Vigil of Easter - Saturday at 7pm
The Great Vigil of Easter is the pinnacle of the Christian liturgical year. As Leonel Mitchell notes, “This ancient rite leads us from death to life with Christ through fire, light, word, water, bread, and wine. A new fire is kindled, a great candle is lighted, by its light the Bible is read, prayer and praise are offered, and we celebrate the Easter sacraments of baptism and eucharist.” We hear the great stories that shape our faith as the people of God, and celebrate our release from bondage to death, and freedom to new life through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In this service, the mystery of Easter comes alive, and we are a part of it. This year, we hold in our hearts the knowledge that Christ is present in the world and in our lives, even when we cannot receive the sacrament of Eucharist. Our acknowledgement of this, and prayers for Christ’s presence are called Spiritual Communion. When we pray this, we join with all those who, for various reasons, are not able to receive Communion, yet celebrate the joy of resurrection.
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Easter Sunday Morning
Alleluia. Christ is risen.
Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia.
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
In the glory of God the Father. Amen.
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