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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Easter Vigil


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The Easter Vigil is the last mass for Holy Week.
The mass is split into four parts.  The mass starts outside.  The Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of Baptism, & The Liturgy of the Eucharist.

The Service of Light:
The atmosphere of the Church is different, the lights are out and the Holy Water is drained. The service begins outside, A new fire is lit and blessed.
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Liturgy of the Word:
During the Easter Vigil, nine readings are provided. Seven from the old testament and two from the new testament. These readings help us to meditate on the beautiful creations God has provided us.  
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Liturgy of Baptism:
During this time of Easter and  the water is blessed, New members are brought into Church through baptism.
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The Liturgy of Eucharist:
The mass goes on with the Eucharist, as usual. The bread & wine is blessed. And we receive the body and blood of Christ.
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