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Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday) Service

April 10th, 2020

This video resource offers viewers a chance to participate remotely in an Easter Vigil Eucharist for Holy Saturday, 11 April 2020. The service was recorded in the Chapel at Bishopscourt, Sale, with Dean Susanna Pain presiding.

In the homily, I offer the final part of a four-part series, ‘Through the Eyes of Mary Magdalene’. Parts 1-3 were delivered during the services for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday (also available via this website).

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You may like to practice the tradition of ‘spiritual communion’ as you watch and listen, and especially at the point of distribution of the Sacrament in this video. The following prayer may be helpful: O Lord Jesus Christ, through your tender mercy grant that as the hem of your garment, touched in faith, healed the woman who could not touch your body, so the soul of this your servant may be healed by like faith in you, whom I cannot now sacramentally receive. In union with the faithful at every altar-table in your Church I desire to be united with you, and pray that you will come spiritually into my heart. Let nothing ever separate me from your love, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

This audio file is available for those with limited data availability.

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There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling: one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. (Eph 4:5-6)

May we draw on the unity that is ours in the Crucified and Risen Christ all the more deeply in these days when we feel the pain of separation.

Grace and peace, +Richard