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Great Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

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Great Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 23rd, 2011


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Trinity Anglican Church

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Ottawa, Ontario   K1S 3Y3

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 Priest:  The Reverend Andrea Thomas

Director of Music: Victoria Scott

Duty Warden: Marty McCurdy


Worshiping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far. 


Great Vigil of Easter

April 23rd, 2011

7:00 P.M.

(We Begin in Darkness and Silence)

The Service of Light

Greeting and Opening Prayer                                  page 322

Procession and Individual Candle Lighting

The Exsultet and Prayer – David Hemings                page 323

The Liturgy of the Word                                                     

Opening Words                                                       page 325


A Reading From Exodus 14:10 – 15:1                (O.T. page 60) 

Prayer                                                                                  page 326

A Reading from Ezekiel 36:24-28                               (O.T page 805)

Prayer                                                                     page 328 

A Reading from Zephaniah 3:14-20             (O.T. page 876)

Prayer                                                                     page 328

(Bells ring out from throughout the congregation)

Glory to God                                                                  # 702

Collect of the Day                                                            page 329

A Reading from Romans 6:3-11                    (N.T. page 156)

Psalm 114     

1. When Isr’el out of Egypt went,
and did his dwelling change,

When Jacob’s house went out from those that were of language strange,

2. He Judah did his sanctuary,
his kingdom Isr’el make:
The sea it saw, and quickly fled,
Jordan was driven back.

3. Like rams the mountains, and like lambs the hills skipped to and fro.  O sea, why fledd’st thou? Jordan, back why wast thou driven so?

4. Ye mountains great, wherefore was it that ye did skip like rams?

And wherefore was it, little hills,
that ye did leap like lambs?

5. O at the presence of the Lord,
earth, tremble thou for fear,
While as the presence of the God
of Jacob doth appear:

6. Who from the hard and stony rock did standing water bring;
And by his pow’r did turn the flint
into a water-spring.

Gradual Hymn: The Strife is Oer      (verses 1-3)          #212 

Celebrant:   The Lord be with you.

People:       And also with you.

Celebrant:    The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ

                       according to Matthew 28:1-10          (N.T. page 33)


People:        Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Gradual Hymn cont’d: (verses 4 and 5)

Holy Baptism

Presentation of the Candidate – Jackson James Boudreault        page 153

Prayers for the Candidate                                                    page 155

The Celebration of Baptism                                                 page 157

The Baptism                                                                       page 160


The Exchange of the Peace                                  page 192


The Celebration of the Eucharist


Offertory Hymn: Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now            #239

Prayer Over the Gifts                                                            page 332 Eucharistic Prayer #2                                          page 196

Sanctus/Benedictus                                                        #722

Lord’s Prayer                                                           page 211

The Breaking of the Bread sentence 8                     page 213

The Communion

Communion Hymn:  Jesus Is Risen From the Grave    #232

Anthem: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth – J.M. Martin


Prayer after Communion                                                    page 322 Dismissal                                    

Recessional Hymn: Yours Be the Glory                        #210

Organ Postlude

Please join us for a Resurrection Party after the service

in the Canterbury Room.

Sharing in the Ministry of Our Parish Today

Greeter:                   Carmen Christian

Readers:                  Paul Merriam and Darcy Demarsico

Lay Administrators:   Carmen Christian and Robert Taylor

Altar Guild:               Joanne McCracken, Brenda Small, Yvonne Silverman and Sue Taylor