Easter Vigil

We celebrated the resurrection with a moving Easter Vigil - lighting the new fire and the pascal candle, passing the light to the attending congregation, hearing the ancient stories in a darkened church, praying for the world and invoking the prayers of the saints. Preceded by the singing of the singing of Sicut Servus, the font was blessed and we repeated our baptismal vows. Then came the celebration of the first mass of Easter, with earth shattering organ and the ringing of bells, the removal of veils from the statues - and a subsequent resurrection party downstairs.