Pallavakkam Seashore St. Anthony’s Shrine - The Diocese of Chingleput

Easter Vigil 2016

In those days, the early Christians used to keep watch the whole night on the eve of big feasts. Yet, theirs was not a watch of fear but rather, a watch of longing for the coming of someone; the guest they waited for was Christ. Yes, indeed the Easter Vigil is the queen of all vigils.

The Easter vigil started solemnly at 09.30 pm and 11.00 pm in English and in Tamil respectively. Rev. Fr. Harris Pakkam, Sdb and Rev. Fr. Peter, Diocese of palaiyamkottai solemnized Easter vigil, in English. Rev.Fr. Felix Wilfred, the Director of Asian Centre for cross –cultural studies was the main celebrant. Rev.Fr. John Suresh, Rector & Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. C.L. Pradeep and Rev.Fr. Davidnesan, the Assistants con-celebrated the Easter Vigil.

The Easter Vigil liturgy consisted of four parts. At first the service of light began. The main celebrant blessed the new fire and moved further to the ceremony of Lighting of the Easter candle followed by procession into the main Alter.

Then the Easter proclamation was sung which was followed by the Liturgy of the word. Six readings were read and the sermon was preached by the main celebrant.

The third part of the Liturgy that is the Liturgy of Baptism continued. Fr. John Suresh, Rector blessed the water and eleven members were Baptized and renewal of Baptismal promises took place. Finally the liturgy of the Eucharist. Easter cake cutting and sharing the Easter eggs had taken place.

It was a Vigil filled with renewed spirit and inexplicable joy.

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Pallavakkam Seashore St. Anthony’s Shrine - The Diocese of ChingleputRev Fr. John Suresh Seashore St. Anthony Shrine Dear devotees of Seashore St. Anthony, I am very pleased to inform you about the launch of a new website for our shrine It is indeed another milestone in the history of the rapid growth of the shrine..,

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Rector. Rev. Fr. John Suresh
Parish Priest
Seashore St. Anthony’s Shrine
No. 38, M.G.R. Road, Palavakkam,
Chennai - 600 041,

Tel : +91 (44) 2449 3684 / 2449 3442

Mobile : +91 99419 31234

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