Easter Vigil at St. Giles
April 16, 2022
All day Holy Saturday, we waited in vigil with the whole world, remembering our salvation story – We came to the Easter Vigil with great expectation – This was the night we gathered in darkness as the light of the new fire is blessed, the fire that will shine for us throughout the Easter Season and at every baptism and funeral. This was the night that we heard and sang the Exsultet that proclaims our redemption and calls us to recognize the power of this night. This was the night that we listened to the scriptures that tell our salvation history – from creation to resurrection. This was the night we asked all the saints to stand with us as we blessed the baptismal waters. This was the night that we initiated new members into our church. This was the night that we celebrated the great Easter Eucharist.