Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday) 2017

April 15, 2017

Photos by Rosalind Chan

Rehearsals and Preparations for the Christian initiation of adults
Easter Vigil Highlights

Unique to this liturgy: the evening begins in darkness, the blessing of the new fire, the lighting of the Paschal Candle, the acclamation of “The Light of Christ,” walking in procession in ever-increasing light–all symbols of Christ emerging from the darkness of the empty tomb–and new church members entering the light and being fully initiated into Christ’s Church through Baptism.