Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

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Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Post by Hare » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:38 pm

We have never used the ancient triple Alleluia chant. Tends to be the Celtic with the verses. We had "hands in the air" in the congregation this year!

Is there a rubric that says the fire should NOT be pre-lit?

Two years ago, the week after Easter, the gas board were called in to investigate why the church's bill was astronomical, and discovered a humdinger of an underground leak and gas build-up.....directly under where we have the fire! :shock:

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Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Post by quaeritor » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:28 pm

John Ainslie wrote:As a matter of interest, how do you, dear reader, cope with this Easter Alleluia?

Exactly a you do, John - Celebrant does as directed, then Deacon intones the simple alleluia which is the response for the Gospel Acclamation, as he does every Sunday - works perfectly well, and he doesn't feel displaced by the Priest Celebrant singing the posh one.

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Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Post by VML » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:12 am

We did, for a few years, have the full long Alleluia sung by a cantor, when the then PP was distinctly not a singer, but was responsible for huge encouragement of the choir. Now, PP sings well most Sundays, and even took time to practise the long one this year, but was not, in the end, sufficiently confident, so sang the chant one, which we followed with the psalm using the same chant.
The long one is imprinted in my memory from hearing it sung at 7 Vigils of each side of 1960. Fr Patrick Killian OSA also sang the Exsultet.

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Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Post by VML » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:16 pm

I am reviving this thread as I think timing the Vigil may be an issue this year. Local sunset time on 20th April will be 20.14. I have a feeling I am going to have either a battle or to bite my tongue when PP tells me we start at 8.00. In any case, we do not now sing the full Exsultet, as he has his own version with responses and no changes since pre 2011.

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Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Post by VML » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:19 pm

quaeritor wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:44 am
Very similar to Keitha - 8.00 start - rather too daylight outside for the start, but dark by the time we processed in with candles and got to the Exsultet (sung by the Deacon - used to be my party piece before we had a Deacon - serves me right for enjoying it too much!)

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I have to admit this too, Quaeritor.

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Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Post by High Peak » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:12 pm

Since I started this thread, we have a new PP whose liturgical sensibilities are more akin to my own. He has an app that tells him when "Civil Twilight" is. So it looks like our Vigil will start at 9pm.

I am a much happier bunny. :wink:

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