This is the true meaning of the Easter Vigil

Jasjot Singh

Today is Holy Saturday, the day on which the Catholic Church reflects on the passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as well as his descent into hell and his subsequent Resurrection.

On Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil is held, which concludes with the Eucharistic Liturgy and is accompanied by the Blessed Virgin Mary, who watches alone at the tomb of her beloved Son.

During the Easter Vigil, three important acts are carried out that begin with the celebration of the fire where the priest blesses the fire and lights the Easter candle. In this act, the Pascual Proclamation is sung, which is a poem written around the year 300 that proclaims that Jesus is the new fire.

There is also the liturgy of the Word where seven readings are read, from the Creation to the Resurrection. At this moment, the reading of the book of Exodus is the most important, because it narrates the passage of the Israelites through the Red Sea when they fled from the Egyptian troops and were saved by God.

In the same way remember that God saves us tonight through his Son.

The third act is when the entire Church renews its baptismal promises, renouncing Satan to his seductions and his works, the baptismal font or a representative vessel is blessed, and the litany of the Saints is recited, uniting us in prayer with the militant Church. and triumphant.

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