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Click here to purchase Mike Penney's photos of the Easter Vigil, including these shots and dozens more Note: At the site, scroll down to the bottom of the list to find Easter pictures.

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The Vigil begins on the front steps of the Cathedral, where the Archbishop blesses the new fire.

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Preparation of the Paschal Candle.  "Christ yesterday and today, the beginning and the end, Alpha and Omega; all time belongs to him and all the ages; to him be glory and power through every age for ever.  Amen."

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The blessed fire is spread through the entire Cathedral.

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Father Ryan sings the Easter Proclamation, the Exsultet.
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The Psalmody is chanted during the long vigil of readings.

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At the Gloria, the Cathedral is illuminated.

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Archbishop Brunett blesses the incense before the proclamation of the Gospel.

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The Elect listen to Archbishop's homily.

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The Elect make their baptismal promises, rejecting sin and Satan and professing their belief in God and his son, Jesus Christ.

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The RCIA team leads the godparents forward to the altar while the newly baptized are vested in white robes.

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The assembly applauds during the entrance of the newly baptized.

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The celebration of confirmation follows.

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"Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit."

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"Peace be with you!"

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Following the confirmations, the Elect spread through the church, lighting the candles of the assembly for the renewal of baptismal promises and sprinkling with blessed water.

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Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

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Congratulations to our neophytes.  Our prayers are with you as you set out on your new life in Christ!

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