Pictures of recent events
EASTER VIGIL 2019
Before the Vigil
Before the Vigil in the loft
The Creation story begins...
The sea monster
"God made domesticated animals and wild animals"
God made people as well...
... and it was good!
Jackie Sutton singing "Go Down Moses" and other spirituals
Shirley O'Morrow telling the story of Exodus from the point of view of Myriam, the sister of Moses
Lighting the new fire
Incense in the thurible
Blessing the Paschal Candle
The Easter procession begins...
... and continues...
Fr. Gianluigi and Jan Aldrich singing the Exultet (in Jan's arrangement)
The presentation of Owen, the candidate to baptism. In the center: Alicia (mother) and Tim (father) with Andrew (brother)
Little Owen and his family, with Stephen (brother) in the foreground
People praying for Owen...
... more people praying for Owen
Procession back to the altar
During the Epistle reading...
"In baptism, we have been buried and risen with Christ"
Gospel procession and Gospel reading
"Returning from the tomb, the women told all of this to the Eleven and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking i n he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened" (Luke 24: 9-12)
Lightening of the church
Lightening of the corona
Lightening and uncovering of icons and statues
Announcement of the Resurrection
Passing the peace
Censing the gifts
Censing the gifts
The Blessed Sacrament is returned to the tabernacle
The sanctuary lamp is lit again
Dismissal: "Depart in peace, alleluia, alleluia!"
Happy priest, proud mother, and gentle baby Owen