Today is Holy Saturday. When darkness falls this evening the great Easter Vigil begins. Outside the church a fire is lit and blessed. The fire symbolises the radiance of the Risen Christ who dispels the darkness of death and sin.
"Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in Glory!
The Risen Saviour shines upon you,
Let this place resound with joy,
echoing the mighty song of all God's People!"
Photo is from the Cistercian Abbey of Genesee, USA.