Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Vigil

Rejoice now, all you heavenly choirs of angels; rejoice now all creation; send forth, trumpet of salvation, and proclaim the triumph of our King.

Rejoice too, all earth, in the radiance of the light now poured upon you and made brilliant by the brightness of the everlasting King; know that the ancient darkness has been forever banished.

Rejoice, O church of Christ, clothed in the brightness of the light; let all the house of God ring out with rejoicing, with the praises of all God's faithful people.

"(Do you not know) that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may have a new life." Romans 6:3-4

As we hold this Easter vigil tonight, be reminded of the life you are given through your holy baptism. For through Jesus' own death and resurrection, we ourselves are considered dead to sin and alive in Christ!