Church of the Resurrection

Event Detail

April 15

The Great Vigil of Easter

Service of Light 7:30pm, Service of Lessons 8pm–6am, Easter Acclamation 6am

This service follows the practice of the ancient church, beginning at sunset and waiting for the appearance of the light of Christ.

Each hour of the night, we hear a Scripture reading, pray, sing, and contemplate as we are led by ten different worship leaders and preachers. In addition to teachings written for each reading, every worship leader has written an original song in response.

7:30: The Service of Light (The Exsultet)

8pm: The Story of Creation

9pm: The Fall in the Garden

10pm: The Flood

11pm: Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac

12am: Israel's Deliverance at the Red Sea

1am: God's Presence in a Renewed Israel

2am: Salvation Offered Freely to All

3am: A New Heart and a New Spirit

4am: The Valley of Dry Bones

5am: The Gathering of God's People

The service culminates in the Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 6am.