Great Vigil of Easter – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Great Vigil of Easter

The Great Vigil of Easter will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at St. John's Chapel.

The drama moves from darkness to the lighting the New Fire, to reading and chanting by candle light, to a renewal of baptismal vows, to the return of Light and Life, and the first Eucharist of Easter, with the Rt. Rev. Jack McKelvey, Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Rochester and a member of the HWS board of trustees, presiding.

The Great Vigil of Easter is the culmination of the sacred celebration of Holy Week and the beginning of the celebration of the Lord's Resurrection. It is the climax of the Christian Year and unfolds in Scripture, psalm, sacrament and liturgy the story of redemption.

Sponsored by St. John’s Chapel, Trinity Episcopal Church, Zion Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church; all are invited to take bring bells and flowers and join in.

Anyone who would like to participate as a reader, singer, dancer or acolyte should e-mail ladams@hws.edu or call the chapel at ext. 3671.