An Introduction To The Paschal Vigil Service

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Paschal Vigil is the foundational service of all Christian worship. In this service the great theme of Christian salvation is enacted in recollection of the days of salvation.

Inasmuch as the purpose of worship is to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ for the salvation of the world, the Paschal Vigil is the source of all Christian worship. It is the single most important service of the year, the fount from which all the praises of the church flow.

In a most primitive and...


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