If you're curious, you can look at the liturgy here: http://www.bcponline.org/SpecialDays/EasterVigil.html
You have to add arrival in the dark, then fire and candles, then the liturgical equivalent of storytelling around a campfire (Paschal Candle!), then bells and music, lots of music! and the Eucharist. Such a celebration of resurrection.
|all set up for the New Fire, which is quite something in the dark - we start at 4AM!|
|hand candles for the congregation|
|bells for the congregation to ring when we sing our A......a!|
|I must ask for the story of this bell marked 1770...|
|getting the Paschal candle stand ready|
|altar cover back on for Easter |
Sunrise is usually around the time of communion, light streaming through the window behind the altar. So perfect.
|The rest of the set-up will wait till 3AM, I think. Maybe more flowers tonight?|
|Look, even the green things realize it's time to come back to life!|
|The song sparrows have been practicing.|
|Even the crows are dressed up in their finest and looking lovely.|
|So join us in the Chapel at 4AM if you are feeling adventurous!|
30 Harden Hill Road, Duxbury MA
|We'll be here.|