The Great Vigil of Easter

Event details

  • Saturday | March 30, 2024
  • 7:30 PM
Please join us for this first celebration of Easter!
The Great Vigil of Easter starts in a darkened church, a fire is lit in the courtyard and choir, clergy, congregation and passers-by gather around to watch the lighting of the giant paschal candle before processing back into the church, each to light a candle.
Once inside, we will sit in the darkened church with our candles, listening to music and readings that tell the story of God’s plan of salvation. Then the lights of the church will turn on, and we will stand up, sing, and ring bells (bring a bell if you have one!) to proclaim the resurrection of Jesus. The service ends with the first Eucharist of Easter.
After the service, there will be a reception. We hope you will join us.
This service will also be livestreamed at montrealcathedral.ca/live

2024-03-30 Easter Vigil Final