The Easter Vigil is the most splendid and solemn of the Church's liturgies, for we celebrate this night the victory of Christ, our Light, over the darkness of sin and death. The victory is ours, too, for in Christ we are all born to eternal life. Last night, as the Easter Candles moved through the darkened Cathedral, that symbolism was made powerfully real. Then, literally in the light of our salvation, we listened to the solemn proclamation of the Easter message. The Cathedral was packed, the mood joyful, all the more so because we shared the joy of 25 new members of God's Church.
Easter morning is bright and glorious. We anticipate the largest crowds of the Triduum; what a glorious new dawn!