Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Service


On Holy Saturday, 20th April, the dramatic Easter Vigil Service will start with the lighting of the Easter Fire on the steps of the Cathedral at 8.30pm, and from the flames of the Easter Fire, the Pascal Candle will be lit.

“Throughout the shared retelling of this world’s story, we shall each reaffirm the telling of our own baptismal promises, symbolised by the individual candles we shall each hold, lit from the fire of Easter resurrection.

“This ancient service with its symbols of baptism and light, and its evocative music in plainsong and hymns set in the soaring architecture of the Cathedral at night, speaks powerfully to a society dissatisfied with the shallow and temporary and searching for meaning and purpose.”

Belfast Cathedral Saturday 20th Apr 2019 20:30