Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter Celebration 4/23/11
Community of Saint Augustine’s remembers Christ’s resurrection from the dead by
celebrating the Service of New Light, remembering the History of the Church,
Renewing Baptismal Vows, and participating in the first Holy Eucharist of
and clergy gather to prepare and practice for tonight’s service which begins
out on the patio of the church.
patio is prepared for a sunset service as members of our community arrive to
celebrate the Service of New Light, as the fire is lit and the new Paschal
Candle is blessed and lit for the first time. Candles are lit, the Exultet is
sung by Fr. Moquin, and lessons from the Old Testament are read followed by
Community then follows the acolytes into the church to participate in the first
Mass of Easter, celebrating Christ’s resurrection.
the service, members gather for treats and conversation.
*Photos courtesy of Craig Groschup