|Amy and Ken act out the fiery furnace|
|Kate and Alex act out the Genesis creation account|
After the vigil readings, the entire congregation processes outside to walk around the block to chant the names of our saints (those people who have died in the past year) and invite them to come celebrate the resurrection with us, as the thurifer swings the thurible full of incense.
After this solemn procession occurs, the assembly goes back into the courtyard to dig up the alleluia banner that was buried on Transfiguration Sunday. Then the congregation rushes into the sanctuary singing "Alleluia" over and over again, which has not been spoken during the season of Lent.
|The children unbury the Alleluia banner|
|I present Sherry for baptism|
|Sherry is baptized!|
After the vigil, there is a huge feast and a dance party that goes into the wee hours of the morning. Christ has Risen Indeed! Alleluia!
(no longer in the baptismal font)
|Cristina and me. I am eating chocolate bacon.|