He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Easter Vigil
April 5, 2015
The Paschal fire kindled,
Paschal candle lit,
we bear the Light of Christ into the darkened tomb.
"Alleluia, The Lord is risen!"
"He is risen indeed, Alleluia!"
"Why are we here?" Part 3:
For the third night in a row we gather this evening to ask the question: Why are we here?
We begin by answering that we are here because we are part of a tradition. A tradition that claims that these three days are the most pivotal in all of human history.
But we are also here for a specific reason on this Holy Saturday. We are here because we are part of a tradition that makes a bold and audacious claim. We are part of a tradition that says: When things seem utterly and completely hopeless, God shows up! We are here tonight because there were some women who claimed “we have seen the Lord” when things seemed utterly hopeless.
We are here tonight because of a tradition that tells us that when God’s people were being chased through the Egyptian wilderness, God showed up and the sea swallowed up their pursuers.
Easter Morning Holy Eucharist 10:00
Followed by Afterword and Hot Cross Buns