Darkness turns into light, grief into joy, during the Easter vigil in St. John's Chapel.
(April 6, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.—The clergy and people from St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Trinity Episcopal Church and Zion Lutheran Church of Geneva invite the community to the Great Vigil of Easter. Chaplain Lesley Adams and the College Chapel Community host this dramatic first service of Easter at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, in St. John's Chapel on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus.
Bishop Jack McKelvey will be the chief celebrant and preacher. The liturgy begins in darkness with the lighting of the New Fire. By candlelight participants listen to readings, enjoy dance interpretations, and intone chants from Taize. After baptisms, the lights are thrown on, the chancel decorated, brass and organ played as participants celebrate the resurrection. Participants may bring bells to ring and flowers to decorate the altar.
Following the service, there will be a reception at the chaplain's residence, 630 South Main St., next to St. John's Chapel.