THE FIRST COMMUNION OF EASTER

THE FIRST COMMUNION OF EASTER

  • Date: 26 Mar 2016
  • Venue: St Andrew's Church
  • Location: Sonning

The first communion of Easter with the lighting of the Easter Fire is the most moving service during Easter week. It is worth experiencing if you have not done so before. The service begins outside the north door of the church where the Easter fire is lit in a brazier. The fire reminds us of the new beginning that Jesus gives us at Easter. The Paschal candle is lit from the fire and more candles are lit from the same flame. We then process into an unlit church symbolising the light of Christ entering the world and we celebrate the first communion of Easter in a well lit church.