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Music and Photographs from Easter

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7074228989_9f71e5257f_zClick on the links below to listen to musical selections from the Easter Vigil at the Monastery:

The Exsultet
Psalm 33:1-11
Psalm 46
Psalm 33:12-22
The Song of Moses
Psalm 122
The First Song of Isaiah
Psalm 42:1-7
Psalm 30
Psalm 98
The Litany
Jesus Christ is Risen Today

 

Click here to view a gallery of images from the Great Vigil of Easter 2012.

The Great Vigil of Easter is the most solemn and ancient liturgy of the entire year.  It is the culmination of Lent and Holy Week, and the Triduum.  The service consists of four parts:  The Service of Light, in which new fire is kindled outdoors to light the Paschal (Easter) Candle, the entire congregation then processing into the chapel;  The Service of Lessons, in which God’s saving deeds in history are retold;  The Renewal of the Baptismal Covenant, in which believers reaffirm their commitment to the Christian way;  and The Holy Eucharist, which breaks the Lenten fast with the proclamation of the Easter Alleluia and the first celebration of the Eucharist since Maundy Thursday.  The music is glorious.  The vesture of the sacred ministers is white, symbolizing the light of Christ.

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1 Comment

  1. stanley on April 2, 2013 at 23:42

    Beautiful Easter presentation! Inspiring!

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