The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Easter Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 19:29 Last update: about 5 months ago

The Easter Vigil takes place after sunset.

The celebration starts outside the church with the blessing of the fire and the lighting of the candle that symbolise Christ. Catholics follow the candle inside an unlit Church and pass on the light to one another. Once Easter is proclaimed, there will be readings from the Bible.

The next part of the ceremony is the Liturgy of Baptism followed by the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Eight adults from seven different countries will be baptised as Christians during the ceremony.

The service was provided by the Curia Communications Office – 

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