On this holy night, the Church keeps watch, celebrating the resurrection of Christ in the sacraments and awaiting his return in glory. It is the turning point of the Triduum, the Passover of the new covenant, which marks Christ’s passage from death to life.
The elements and parts of the Easter Vigil include the Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of Baptism, Liturgy of the Eucharist.
“He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you while He was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and, on the third day, be raised again.” Luke 24:6-7