The St. Francis by the Sea Easter Vigil service begins in darkness as the new light of Christ’s radiance is ignited marking Jesus’ passing over from death to life. It is by this light that the sacred story of God’s saving acts are told, prayer and praise are offered. Drawing on this ancient tradition therefore, this service becomes the first Eucharistic celebration of Jesus’s resurrection at Easter.
Sermon by guest preacher The Rev. Bob Tobin:
The full St. Francis by the Sea Easter Vigil service was celebrated by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith: