Sunday, March 31, 2013

Christ est allé dans le jardin, alleluia ! Photos of the Holy Thursday Mass and the Easter Vigil

Christ est allé dans le jardin, alleluia.

Christ a laissé lier ses mains, alleluia.
Christ a voulu souffrir la croix, alleluia.
Christ a laissé percer son cœur,, alleluia.
Christ a dormi dans le tombeau, alleluia !

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Last evening, we welcomed two new members of the Church through the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist), Alisha-Lee and Mark.  We also received Douglas into Full Communion with the Catholic Church (he was confirmed and received Holy Communion), and one of our Catholic adults, Natasha, received  the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

The Easter Vigil, with the Light of Christ breaking into the darkness of our lives to see us free from sin and its attachments and consequences, is always a moving experience.  Our Cathedral Choir was in excellent voice, leading us to a profound engagment with our faith.

Thanks to Jean-Claude Grant for these photos and those of the Holy Thursday liturgy below.

Our catechumens prepare for Christian Initiation by professing their faith

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COMMEMORATION OF THE LORD'S INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST & HIS COMMAND TO LOVE AND SERVE ONE ANOTHER (THE FOOTWASHING RITE).  After Mass, the Blessed Sacrament was transferred to the Archbishops' Chapel on the lower level of the Cathedral for adoration by the faithful until 11:00PM.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Easter Your Grace

    We are with you

    Thank you for following in His footsteps, for your Priestly Sacrifice and for looking after us!

    Mary, Joseph, Christa, Jacob, Joachim, Michael
    Mary and John (Zwicker)