Tag: Easter Sunday

Apr 2019

On this Easter Sunday I would like to take some time to write about the liturgy of the Easter Vigil, the culmination of entire liturgical year. The Vigil begins outside after nightfall with the blessing of the fire and the preparation of the paschal candle, followed by the entrance into the church; there follows the Easter Proclamation (the “Exultet”) and the service of readings; next is the baptismal liturgy; finally there is the liturgy of the Eucharist. Fire and water, light and cleansing, will be the two main symbols that characterize the......

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