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April 9, 2023 | 5:30 am - 7:30 am
The Great Vigil begins on the patio with a fire, and continues with Baptism Renewal and Eucharist in the church. This is the principal liturgy of the Christian year, the fullest act of Christian worship. It is the Christian Passover, the Paschal feast of the People of God. We gather in darkness and silence on the patio for the rekindling of the New Fire from which the Paschal Candle is lit. There we hear the history of salvation, told in dramatic presentations by various parishioners. We process into the church to remember our baptisms and to celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter. And so, we are raised to new life with Christ. We reach the finale of the liturgical drama, and what happened to each of us when we were baptized is renewed in us together. We are part of the incredible storyof God’s salvation that has been going on throughout history.