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At dawn on Easter Day, (April 4) we will gather for the Great Vigil of Easter at 6 a.m. outside the church (weather permitting), just as Mary Magdalene came to the tomb while it was still dark. We will light the Easter fire and the Paschal candle and we will be led into the darkened church by the lit candle. We will tell the story of our salvation to one another. We will renew our baptismal vows, recalling that we have died to sin and been raised to newness of life. Finally, we will celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter, commemorating Christ’s victory over death. This celebration of Christ’s resurrection will conclude with a champagne breakfast in the Parish Hall.
On Easter Day there will be two more services of the Holy Eucharist, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Due to expected demand, if you wish to attend the 9 a.m. service, please register with Jaclyn at the office. On the day, your name will be checked from our register).
Note: On Maundy Thursday (April 1), the church will have reached a three-day period known as the “Triduum.” Derived from the Latin for “three days”, the Triduum sets the three holy days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day apart from the rest of Holy Week. For more on the Triduum, view this document.