Event Details

The Great Vigil of Easter

Date & Time

April 8, 2023 8:00 PM



Saint James' Episcopal Church

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Saint James' Episcopal Church

About the Event

The Easter Vigil, possibly the most beautiful service of the church year, begins with a fire kindled in the courtyard to light the paschal candle. After processing into the church, the service starts in darkness as each person lights their candle from the paschal candle. We read of God's saving work in history and renew our baptismal covenant before joyfully celebrating Easter with the lighting of the altar candles and worship area, and singing and ringing of bells. The service takes us from death to new life, and it is a truly unique Easter experience. Join us for the Vigil, and celebrate the end of Lent with a champagne and chocolate reception in the parish hall.