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Great Vigil of Easter: A Deeper Dive

 

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Great Vigil of Easter: A Deeper Dive

Great Vigil of Easter: A Deeper Dive

I believe the “Passion of the Christ” begins with the anointing of Jesus the Man by Mary Magdalene, initiating the ancient rite of “sacred marriage” proclaiming the “Christ the King” on the eve of his path.


Join me as we journey for five days and nights into the hidden depths woven within Easter. Beginning with the anointing of Jesus by Mary Magdalene and culminating with the holy resurrection, we will witness the Sacred Marriage at its highest potential. The Great Easter Vigil is an ancient service that I am piecing together for a deeper dive that begins on Wednesday. Using Ignatian contemplation, or imaginative prayer, we will engage the heart, mind and soul to stir up meaningful and revealing thoughts and emotions for this time.


We know that the early Christians amidst persecution and secrecy celebrated this ancient ritual and was the most potent time for baptism into The Way. Early in the morning of Easter, after cockcrow, they were brought into a garden — usually, someones back garden — and baptized in spring of running water, robed in white and then presented to the community. What a wonderful event that must have been!


The Whole service will take place in the Notre Dame de Sophia, (Our Lady of Wisdom) with a darkened vigil in the chapel on Saturday night.


On the redness of Good Friday – which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, we could dye eggs red, gather red flowers, and wear red symbolising the blood of Christ, rebirth and new life.


On Sunday there will be an Easter Fire, a symbol of light in the darkness. It can be as simple as lighting a candle, or as big as a bonfire. Because fire is a symbol of light, of renewal, it signifies the end of Winter and the coming of spring.


For five days we will cover these themes:



  • Wednesday The Anointing of Jesus

  • Thursday The Last Supper

  • Friday Endurance of The Passion

  • Saturday The Passage of Death into Life

  • The Resurrection


So my dearest friends, is this something you would like to experience? My proposal is that we move through this Easter period imagining our own participation in all these events. I have been profoundly touched by Ignatian Contemplation and cannot wait to share it with you! I believe you will all be personally moved by these experiences.


This will be a Live and Recorded event. All the audio files are yours to keep.


Throughout this Easter Vigil, let us journey along the same path, as every day brings a deeper level of wisdom. Experiencing Easter along the Gnostic Path, we will come to know the deeper meaning of the Paschal Candle, Easter Fire, The Redness of Good Friday and Maundy Thursday. The Whole service will take place in the Notre Dame de Sophia, (Our Lady of Wisdom) with a darkened vigil in the chapel on Saturday night.


On the redness of Good Friday – which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, we could dye eggs red, gather red flowers, and wear red symbolising the blood of Christ, rebirth and new life.


 


 


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