KIFISSIA: EASTER VIGIL in Greek and English

Start date: 15/04/2017 23:00

ST. PAUL’S APOSTLE’S CHAPEL: Kokkinaki 4, Kifissia Tel./Fax 210 8012 526

HOLY SATURDAY - THE EASTER VIGIL

"We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life." (Romans 6: 4)

On Holy Saturday our sorrow and emptiness begin to be replaced with a growing joy and anticipation.

The night is especially dedicated to the Candidates and Catechumens who will become full members of the Church. The vigil starts in a dramatic way with the blessing of the new fire, the lighting candles and the paschal candle. Beginning with Genesis and ending with Christ's Resurrection, the multiple readings and psalms are a retelling of the story of God's Love for us. If you are not able to attend the Easter Vigil try do some of the readings and remember in your prayers those who are entering the Church this night.

As we reflect on all of the readings and responsorial psalms, let us rejoice and give thanks to God for our wondrous Salvation History.