O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so may we await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Rest today and then join all the Episcopal Churches of our area as we celebrate The Great Vigil of Easter tonight at Grace Episcopal Church at 8:00 p.m. The Rev’d Don Smith will celebrate, and The Very Rev’d Dawnell Stodghill will preach.
Art from Clip Art, Steve Erspamer, Liturgy Training Publications – ltp.org