Easter Vigil 2023
Everything is dark at the beginning of this ceremony, just as it was before the creation of the cosmos. The darkness is representative of the Old Testament, while the Lumen Christi, or Light of Christ, is the New Testament. The completion of the Passover takes place this evening. Evidence has been found in recent years of the passage through the Red Sea, but tonight, in a real way, we celebrate the true Passover, which is renewed through the liturgy. All of creation is made clear to us this night. Our faith is made perfect in the Resurrection.