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Easter Vigil

Holy Week: The Easter Vigil

April 11, 2009

This is the night when Jesus Christ broke the chains of death and rose triumphant from the grave. The final part of the great Triduum liturgy, the culmination of Holy Week, and the most solemn Mass of the Church Year is the great Easter Vigil.  One of the most ancient rites of the Church, the [...]

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Easter Vigil 2008

March 22, 2008

The coolest and longest mass of the Catholic year officially begins the Easter celebration!  So, what’s news about Easter Vigil Mass?  Roman Catholics will tell you that there are Baptisms, First Communions, and Confirmations performed at this mass, along with fires, candles in the dark, Gregorian Chant-style readings and lots of Latin.  It’s also 2-3 [...]

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