Lumen Christi

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    The Easter Vigil, also called the Paschal Vigil or the Great Vigil of Easter, is a service held in many Christian churches as the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. Historically, it is during this service that people are baptized and that adult catechumens are received into full communion with the Church. It is held in the hours of darkness between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Day—most commonly in the evening of Holy Saturday—but is considered to be the first celebration of Easter Day, since the Christian tradition considers feasts and other days of observance where Masses are celebrated to begin at sunset of the previous day.

    In the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion, the Easter Vigil is the most important Mass of the liturgical year as well as the first celebration of the Eucharist during the fifty-day long celebration of Easter, and is marked by the first use since the beginning of Lent of the acclamatory word "Alleluia", a distinctive feature of the liturgy of the Easter season. Similarly, in Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, the Divine Liturgy which is celebrated during the Easter Vigil is the most elaborate and important of the ecclesiastical year. The Easter Vigil has enjoyed a substantial revival among the Lutherans.

    The original twelve Old Testament readings for the Easter Vigil survive in an ancient manuscript belonging to the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The Armenian Easter Vigil also preserves what is believed to be the original length of the traditional gospel reading of the Easter Vigil, i.e., from the Last Supper account to the end of the Gospel according to Matthew.

    Lumen Christi
    (Latin: Light of Christ)

    Versicle chanted by the deacon on Holy Saturday as he lights the triple candle; sung three times, each time in a higher pitch, with the response "Deo Gratias." The light is taken from the new fire, just blessed, and is brought to the Paschal candle. It is symbolic of Our Lord's Resurrection.

    Yousef Malallah, krapzapper, _Zinni_, and 62 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Bernardo del Palacio 60 months ago | reply

      This is one of the most beautiful images I have seen :-)
      Thank you for sharing.
      I invite you to see some of mine.- Greetings
      Awesome Shot!



    2. Lil Amorim 60 months ago | reply

      Bela fotografia!

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    3. bugman11 60 months ago | reply

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    4. trallazos 60 months ago | reply

      Muy buena!!

    5. 60 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work with lovely lighting.

    6. Anderson Sutherland 60 months ago | reply


      Master of Light

    7. Rosita So Image 60 months ago | reply

      awesome light and compo..,wish you a nice sunday my friend..!

    8. vegaskevin [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      Great Image!

    9. Pat McDonald 60 months ago | reply

      What a gorgeous light … so appropriate …

    10. RuudMorijn 59 months ago | reply

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    12. eorges 59 months ago | reply

      Fotografia Magnífica !!
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    13. José Eduardo Andrada / Photo Company Studio [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      Fotografia Magnífica !!
      This is a beautiful image!

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    14. KA -Joe 59 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Image

    15. stew says ישעיה טשערויין 58 months ago | reply

      another great shot, especially with the glow of the candle and the translucence of the hand.

    16. Tony Borrach 48 months ago | reply


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    17. rbm_photo 40 months ago | reply

      Buen Año Nuevo!!!

    18. miradel 32 months ago | reply

      thanks for sharing

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