Saturday, April 11, 2020, 7:00 PM
Location: St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 3550 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX US 76133
The Great Vigil of Easter is the first celebration of the Resurrection. In darkness, New Fire is kindled from flint and steel, symbolizing life coming from death. The fire is then used to light firepots, congregational candles, and altar candles, symbolizing the spread of the light into the world.
After the Easter candle is lit and a hymn to the Light is sung, a series of readings describing God’s work of salvation throughout history is read.
The congregation then renews its baptismal vows followed by Holy Baptism of any candidates present.
This is followed by lighting up the church, ringing bells, singing hymns, and saying “Alleluia” for the first time since Shrove Tuesday. The first Communion of Easter is celebrated and shared as we realize anew the risen life we have in Christ.
We will also have a reception following the service.