03 April 2010
Exsúltet iam angélica turba cælórum...
Now, today on Holy Saturday, it's as though we're holding our breath until the Lighting of the New Fire tonight, which will signal the beginning of the Great Vigil of Easter. Not that there's nothing going on this morning - fresh linen is being put on the High Altar, the closed triptych is being opened, the veils are being removed, flowers are being arranged. Everything's being made ready. And then tonight: "The Light of Christ" will be sung out by the deacon, and we begin our Passover journey to the empty tomb.
Posted by Fr. Christopher George Phillips at 10:01 AM