Fr. Joel’s Homily for Easter Vigil

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter Vigil – The Night of Nights
Easter Vigil. Tonight is the night that Christ broke the gates of death and led Adam and Eve into heaven. Tonight the Paschal Lamb’s blood saves the Israelites from the Angel of Death. By his wounds and blows, Christ re-shapes our human nature into the Image and Likeness of God. Tonight the Church emerges from the side of Christ, clean and fresh and new. Christ has been raised; he is not here. He has gone to prepare an Eternal Paradise for us. Take his wounded hand and rise with him. (12 Apr. 2009)