During the Holy Communion on the Great Vigil of Easter at Memorial Church, Reverend Dr. Dorothy A. Austin invites the congregation to draw near and receive the Body of Christ, which was given for free, and his Blood, which was shed for sinners. The Eucharist is performed to remember and celebrate Christ's Last Supper.
A Brother of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist lights the candle in preparation for the Holy Eucharist service on Easter Sunday.
Nailing to the Cross
In remembrance of Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday, believers at Grace Street Church nail red notecards with their sins to a wooden cross.
Infant Baptism at the Great Vigil of Easter
During the Great Vigil of Easter at Memorial Church on Saturday night, Reverend Dr. Wendel W. Meyer, the Acting Pusey Minister, baptizes and blesses the young girl in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Proud parents and Reverend Dr. Dorothy A. Austin fondly observed this sacrament and rite of admission into the body of believers, the Christian Church.
A statue of Christ cruficied stands in the Monastery of the Society of Saint John the Baptist and at the center of the Christian faith. According to the Canonical Gospels, the blameless Son of God was arrested and crucified, died and was buried, but rose from the dead three days later as had been prophesied.
Adult Baptism at the Great Vigil of Easter
Before midnight on Easter Sunday in Memorial Church, the Reverend Dr. Wendel W. Meyer baptizes the fifth candidate to receive the baptism during the Great Vigil of Easter. In this profession of Christian faith, the candidate repents of his sins and promises to follow Christ and to depend on the grace of God to fight sin both within himself and in the world.
Beautiful flowers adorn the churches on Easter Sunday and set the tone for the celebration of the hope and joy that believers have in Christ's resurrection.
Easter at the Monastery
After the 4:30am Easter Vigil, the Monastery of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist is prepared for the 10am Holy Eucharist. The Monastery is home to the Brothers who live under a Rule of Life and who made vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience.