Odin M Yggdrasi Posted March 22, 2008 Share Posted March 22, 2008 I don't know if anyone here is religious or not, however tonight is easter vigil and tomorrow is easter Sunday for most Christian and catholic religions. I am fairly sure it is passover for the Jewish faith as well. What are your plans for tonight and tomorrow? I am going down to the church in a few minutes to set up the easter vigil bonfire. Basically, at sundown I ignite this fire, and the mass starts around it. After some songs are sung and the fire is blessed, the easter candle and some flame pots are ignited and carried inside. It becomes the light of Christ by the time they are done, and is stored on a large candle in the back room to ignite baptism candles so that new baptisms receive the light of Christ- which is derived from the fire I ignite this eveni[B]n[/B]g and have for the past three years. Normally I sit out by the fire for a while longer as it cannot be left unattended, but the then offer prayers and carry the fire pots around the darkened church for a fair bit as per tradition. Usually right around the time my fire is burning out ( I know exactly how much wood to give it so it only burns long enough for the ritual) the lights are turned on and the mass proceeds normally, letting out at midnight. As for tomorrow, I have no idea what we'll do- I don't think we've located our easter baskets from last year they were hidden so well. Probably just enjoy the day off I think. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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