In his sermon at the Great Vigil of Easter, the Rev. Michael Bird meditates on darkness and light, noting that the service which celebrates the passage of Jesus from death to life begins in total darkness, before slowly and steadily giving way to light. Father Michael invites us to consider that transition as a metaphor for life itself, reminding us that during those shadow times when we feel like we’re stumbling alone in the dark, we’re never alone, because “no darkness [is] so deep, no night so long or lost that excludes God from our presence.” Watch the sermon. The readings are Genesis 1:1—2:4a; Psalm 136 and 143; Exodus 14:10–31; 15:20–21; Isaiah 55:1–11; Ezekiel 37:1–14; Romans 6:3–11 and Luke 24:1–12.
April 8, 2023