Archbishop Smith: The Ancient Meanings of the Easter Vigil

05 April 2023

Appears in: Archdiocesan News

The Easter Vigil Mass is the longest Mass of the year: there is a bonfire, the Paschal candle, the Exultant, the dramatic contrast of candles in a dark church, nine different readings, and much more.

Join us for a podcast discussion with Archbishop Smith as he shares about the ancient meanings of the Easter Vigil traditions. We also speak about the theology of Christ’s wounds, the “necessary sin of Adam” and the connection between bees (yes, the bugs!) and Easter Vigil.

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Upfront with the Archbishop is a weekly podcast seeking to bridge the gap between the hierarchy and the faithful by discussing the beauty, truth, and challenges of our Catholic faith. The podcast features our host Jenny Connelly, as well as Archbishop Smith.