The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of EasterAdd to My Calendar
Saturday, April 20, 2019
5:30 pm High Altar
The Fifth Avenue doors open at 4:30pm for this service, which is the last of the three great liturgies of the triduum, which began on Maundy Thursday and continued through Good Friday.
The service begins where Good Friday left off: complete darkness. If you intend to come, please arrive before 5:30pm, ideally by 5:15pm, as you will not be allowed to enter the doors during the first few minutes of the service. Also, the nave of the church will be dark and it will hard for you to find your seats if you arrive late.
Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
The Great Vigil
The Exultet: The Proclamation of the Resurrection (Sung to Plainsong, Solemn Tone.)
The Story of Creation: Genesis 1:1—2:4a
Psalm: 36:5-10 Domine, in caelo Plainsong (Tone II1)
The Flood: Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13
Psalm: 46:1-7 Deus noster refugium Plainsong (Tone V3)
Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac: Genesis 22:1-18
Psalm: 16:1-3, 8-12 Conserva me, Domine Plainsong (Tone VIII5)
Israel’s Deliverance from the Red Sea: Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
Exodus 15:1-4: The Song of Moses Cantemus Domino Plainsong (Tone IV4)
The Valley of Dry Bones: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm: 1-5 Exaltabo te, Domine Plainsong (Tone IB10)
Plainsong: The Litany of the Saints
The First Eucharist of Easter
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