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Special thanks to photographer Mike Penney for photos of the Easter Vigil.

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Thank you, Mike Penney!

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Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
Lent began with ashes on our foreheads; Easter begins with fire, the new fire blessed by the Archbishop at the beginning of the Easter Vigil.

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
"May the light of Christ, rising in glory, dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds!"

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
Inside the Cathedral, the light of the new fire is spread.

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
Father Ryan chants the Exsultet, the Easter proclamation:  "Of this night, Scripture says: the night will be as clear as day."

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
The Vigil includes nine scripture readings, beginning with the creation account from the Book of Genesis, and continuing through the Resurrection of Jesus, the new creation.

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
After each reading and psalm, the Archbishop prays a collect, inviting us to find ourselves in the unfolding story of God's purpose.

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
The candidates for baptism are called forward.  After months of preparation, the moment has finally arrived.

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
We chant the Litany of Saints, invoking the prayers of all God's holy ones on those to be reborn in baptism.

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
The Archbishop prays the solemn blessing of water over the font.

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
The candidates make their baptismal promises, renouncing sin and professing faith in Jesus Christ.

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
The entrance of the newly baptized is a moment of joy not only for those who have been baptized, but for the whole assembly.

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010
The newly baptized now receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Photo (c) Mike Penney, 2010


Happy Easter!

 

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