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The Great Vigil of Easter

The Great Vigil of Easter
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Sat, March 30 at 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm PDT

“Rejoice now, heavenly hosts and choirs of angels, and let your trumpets shout Salvation for the victory of our mighty King.” Join us at Church of the Redeemer as we celebrate the triumph of life over death at the Great Vigil of Easter. The service starts at 9:00 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2024.

This is arguably the most important celebration of Easter. Join us for the celebration.

If you bring small children, expect that they will need to fall asleep during the service. There is nothing wrong with a child taking a nap.

All are welcome at Redeemer:

  • All races.
  • All religions.
  • All countries of origin.
  • All sexual orientations.
  • All genders.
Easter Vigil 2018 by Debby Wilson.
Easter Vigil 2018 by Debby Wilson.

Easter Vigil

The Easter Vigil is intended as the first, and arguably, the primary celebration of Easter in the Book of Common Prayer (pp. 284-95). It is also known as the Great Vigil.

The service begins in darkness, sometime between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter. It consists of four parts:

  • The Service of Light, kindling of new fire and lighting the Paschal candle, and the Exsultet
  • The Service of Lessons, readings from the Hebrew Scriptures interspersed with psalms, canticles, and prayers
  • Christian Initiation (Holy Baptism) or the Renewal of Baptismal Vows
  • The Eucharist

Through this liturgy, the Book of Common Prayer recovers an ancient practice of keeping the Easter feast. Believers would gather in the hours of darkness ending at dawn on Easter to hear scripture and offer prayer. This night-long service of prayerful watching anticipated the baptisms that would come at first light and the Easter Eucharist.

Easter was the primary baptismal occasion for the early church to the practical exclusion of all others. This practice linked the meanings of Christ’s dying and rising to the understanding of baptism.

Free Incense will be used at this service

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6210 Northeast 181st Street
Kenmore, WA 98028 United States
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The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, reaching out to the world.

Church of the Redeemer

Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world around us. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.