Easter at Holy Trinity
Easter traditionally begins in Holy Trinity with the Easter Vigil in a dark church. We hear passages from the Old Testament reminding us of God’s saving deeds in history. Then the new fire is lit, this year inside the church due to the storm outside. As the Paschal Candle is processed up the church the peoples’ candles are lit and we contemplate the mystery of the resurrection.
Christine McIntosh sang the Exsultet beautifully and suddenly the bells are ringing, the lights are switched on and ‘Alleluiah, Christ is Risen’ is proclaimed loudly, with the reply ‘He is Risen indeed, Alleluiah!’ We all renew our baptismal vows and exchange the sign of God’s peace before celebrating our Easter Eucharist.
After the solemnity of Easter Eve, the Easter Day service had a very joyful feel to it with all the children giving a dramatisation of the Gospel. During the intercessions they gave us a cardboard Easter Egg to write a prayer on which was hung on a tree. At the end of the service we had the Bubbles again signifying the presence of the Holy Spirit and fun for the children who then had an Easter egg hunt.
Details of services and other activities at Holy Trinity are on our website www.holytrinitydunoon.co.uk.