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Morning Service, 10:00 a.m., Cloister Courtyard
Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m., Church & Livestream
Holy Saturday recalls the day when the crucified Christ visited among the dead while his body lay in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. In the Episcopal Church, there is no communion on Holy Saturday which ends at sunset. Fasting and other preparations end with the Easter Vigil, one of the oldest services in the history of the Church. It begins in darkness with the kindling of a new fire, the chanting of the Exultet, a series of readings from the Old Testament to remind the faithful of God’s past victories, continues with the renewal of our baptismal covenant, and then shifts dramatically to the joyful first Alleluia’s of Easter when Christ reigns victorious over death and the grave.