Easter Vigil

During the Great Three Days, from sunset Holy Thursday to sunset Easter Day, we celebrate the saving events of Jesus Christ's suffering, death, and resurrection.

[Genesis 1:3,5]

Then God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light...

This is the most blessed and most joyful night of the year as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

The Easter Vigil service begins in darkness. It is the darkness of the closed up tomb where Jesus' body lay on Holy Saturday. The stone has been rolled in front of it. No light enters. It is utterly dark. Jesus' torn and beaten body is already beginning to stink-the women are planning to bring spices to help preserve his body in the morning. But now, it is Saturday, in the dark, airless, deathly still tomb. It is not a pleasant place to be.

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Main Sermons for Holy Week

Good Friday

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his subsequent death.

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is the day between the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection.

Easter Vigil

This is the apogee of the Christian year: on this day the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated.

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