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The Great Vigil of Easter (In-Person)

April 8, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Vigil begins in darkness and is gradually illuminated by kindling new fire as we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with adult baptisms and the first Eucharist of Easter.   

From the flame of the New Fire, the light of Christ builds from candlelight to resplendent glory. Beginning in near-darkness, we recount the long history of God’s saving acts for humankind. As the room grows brighter, we celebrate light from darkness, love from violence and life from death. We meditate on the waters of the great flood, the waters of the Red Sea, and finally the waters of Baptism as we welcome new members into Christ’s body. Finally, we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter with glad hearts and joyful alleluias.  

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop, presiding and preaching. Sung by a mixed-voice choir.  

Event Details

The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the glass doors on Taylor Street or from the cathedral garage. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the cathedral.

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Date:
April 8, 2023
Time:
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Phone:
415-749-6300

The Great Vigil of Easter (In-Person)

The Vigil begins in darkness and is gradually illuminated by kindling new fire as we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with adult baptisms and the first Eucharist of Easter.   

From the flame of the New Fire, the light of Christ builds from candlelight to resplendent glory. Beginning in near-darkness, we recount the long history of God’s saving acts for humankind. As the room grows brighter, we celebrate light from darkness, love from violence and life from death. We meditate on the waters of the great flood, the waters of the Red Sea, and finally the waters of Baptism as we welcome new members into Christ’s body. Finally, we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter with glad hearts and joyful alleluias.  

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop, presiding and preaching. Sung by a mixed-voice choir.  

Event Details

The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the glass doors on Taylor Street or from the cathedral garage. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the cathedral.

Give to Grace

Give to inspire hope and connection in this season of renewal. Give to Grace Today!

Saturday

April 8, 2023
9:00PM - 10:00PM
Grace Cathedral

The Vigil begins in darkness and is gradually illuminated by kindling new fire as we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with adult baptisms and the first Eucharist of Easter.   

From the flame of the New Fire, the light of Christ builds from candlelight to resplendent glory. Beginning in near-darkness, we recount the long history of God’s saving acts for humankind. As the room grows brighter, we celebrate light from darkness, love from violence and life from death. We meditate on the waters of the great flood, the waters of the Red Sea, and finally the waters of Baptism as we welcome new members into Christ’s body. Finally, we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter with glad hearts and joyful alleluias.  

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop, presiding and preaching. Sung by a mixed-voice choir.  

Event Details

The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the glass doors on Taylor Street or from the cathedral garage. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the cathedral.

Give to Grace

Give to inspire hope and connection in this season of renewal. Give to Grace Today!

Saturday

April 8, 2023
9:00PM - 10:00PM
Grace Cathedral

Saturday

April 8, 2023
9:00PM - 10:00PM
Grace Cathedral

The Vigil begins in darkness and is gradually illuminated by kindling new fire as we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with adult baptisms and the first Eucharist of Easter.   

From the flame of the New Fire, the light of Christ builds from candlelight to resplendent glory. Beginning in near-darkness, we recount the long history of God’s saving acts for humankind. As the room grows brighter, we celebrate light from darkness, love from violence and life from death. We meditate on the waters of the great flood, the waters of the Red Sea, and finally the waters of Baptism as we welcome new members into Christ’s body. Finally, we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter with glad hearts and joyful alleluias.  

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop, presiding and preaching. Sung by a mixed-voice choir.  

Event Details

The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the glass doors on Taylor Street or from the cathedral garage. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the cathedral.

Give to Grace

Give to inspire hope and connection in this season of renewal. Give to Grace Today!