April 3, 2021 –
The Easter Vigil liturgy is the most beautiful liturgy in the Catholic Church.
Although celebrated Holy Saturday evening, it is the dramatic Easter vigil liturgy that marks the beginning of Easter. We are awaiting our master's return with our lamps full and burning, so that he will find us awake and seat us at his table (cf. Luke 12:35ff). The vigil is divided into four parts:
- Service of Light (Blessing of the new light and new Pascal Candle representing Light of Christ)
- Liturgy of the Word, (Readings from Old and New Testaments interspersed with Psalms recalling the Salvation history. They help us meditate on the wonderful works of God for His people since the beginning of time)
- Liturgy of Baptism (Blessing of the Baptismal font and Baptism of Adults. Renewal of Baptismal promises)
- Liturgy of the Eucharist (The Mass resumes, with the special prayers inserted during the Eucharist Prayer. The whole church is called to join at the sacrificial table that Christ prepared for us through His death and resurrection. The Mass ends with the glorious Alleluia.)