At the Great Vigil of Easter, on the night before Easter morning, a deacon, priest or cantor chants the Exsultet, an ancient prayer proclaiming God’s saving deeds in history, especially Christ’s resurrection and victory over death. Listen to the Rev. Edwin Chinery chant the Exsultet at the Great Vigil on April 8, 2023, followed by the sermon preached that night by the Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell.
We will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis — the saint who preached to the birds and called a wolf his brother — with the blessing of the animals following the 11 am service this Sunday, October 1. The blessing will be around 12:30 pm, giving those who live nearby a chance to go and get their animals; however, you are also welcome to bring well-behaved pets to church that day. Tell your friends!