Saturday, April 8
8:30 a.m. Holy Saturday (Bishop Moore Chapel)
7 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter (Church) LIVESTREAM Incense will be used
Our Vigil on Holy Saturday is a journey—a metaphorical one and a physical one, with stations along the way. We begin in the dark, and watch as the light of Christ burns anew. We draw close to the font, remembering our baptismal promises, and God’s promise to us. And finally, having received the risen Christ in the sacramental elements of bread and wine—our food for the journey—we carry that same light within us as we return to the world, living as Easter people.
Each time we come together around God’s Table, we come as the Body of Christ,
bringing our broken selves, body and soul, to be made one. The last time we
gathered at this table, we entered into the Last Supper, the final meal Jesus shared
with his friends before his death. We come again in joy to be made one in the
Risen Christ, the Bread of Life, in a foretaste of the heavenly banquet, rejoicing forever in the risen life of our Savior.