Posts Tagged ‘easter vigil’

The Mystery of Life

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

This is our Passover feast, when Christ, the true Lamb, is slain, whose blood consecrates the homes of all believers. This is the night when first you saved our fathers: you freed the people of Israel from their slavery and led them dry-shod through the sea. This is the night when the pillar of fire […] [Read more]

The Lighting of the Easter Candle

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

“Christ yesterday and today The beginning and the End The Alpha and the Omega All time belongs to him And all ages To him be glory and power Through every age and forever” (Roman Missal, Preparation of the Paschal Candle at the Easter Vigil)   [Read more]

Holy Saturday: Learning to Live through Death

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Today, Christians awake to a silent world.  It is not a literal silence but rather a spiritual one.  We recognize spiritually the sad coldness of death.  This is the day we remember that our Lord truly died and was placed in the tomb.  This is a time for quiet reflection.  What if this were the […] [Read more]

Our New Life in Christ

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

With great solemnity, the Church celebrates baptism and Easter, and along with the Easter Candle, the baptismal font and its water are the central symbols of the Easter season.  On Easter Sunday and each Sunday of the Easter season (the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost), the priest will bless water with these words, “Bless […] [Read more]