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Easter Vigil at St. Mark's is One My Family Will Long Remember

There's Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and then Easter on Sunday. What about Holy Saturday?

Since my son was asking, we decided to explore the options, and as you can see here, we found something even better than what we hoped at Geneva's St. Mark's Church. 

At the start of service, all gathered outside the as a fire was kindled, from which individual candles were lit from the Paschal Candle.

Senior Pastor Mark Tusken spoke about the ashes created here that will be used as sign across our foreheads next year on Ash Wednesday.

Pastor Tusken shared the great story of these significant moments leading up to the hour He Has Risen as all were invited to make a procession inside the church.

Four lessons were read aloud. After each one, "beautiful sounds were lifted up in His glory during the meditation of our hearts so each of us would be brought to the fullness of redemption," Deacon David Baughman proclaimed. 

The combination of fire, a  flawless violin solo, the lovely string quartet, the words spoken here with such conviction, truth and power, all made this experience one that will remain seared in our minds and hearts as we remember the true meaning of Easter. 

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