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Vigil of mourning leads into light of Easter

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2013

~~<p>The 40 days of Lent conclude at dusk today, Holy Saturday, but before anyone celebrates the end of his or her self-imposed deprivation by breaking into a chocolate Easter bunny, there's still a vigil of mourning to be observed in the hours of darkness before Easter Sunday.</p>
<p>Christians now know there's a happy ending in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But the somber period of reflection recalls the experience of Christ's original followers who believed their crucified savior lay in his tomb, &quot;wondering what has happened to the whole idea of freedom and the Promised Land,&quot; said the Rev. Giovan King of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua.</p>
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The 40 days of Lent conclude at dusk today, Holy Saturday, but before anyone celebrates the end of his or her self-imposed deprivation by breaking into a chocolate Easter bunny, there's still a vigil of mourning to be observed in the hours of darkness before Easter Sunday.

Christians now know there's a happy ending in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But the somber period of reflection recalls the experience of Christ's original followers who believed their crucified savior lay in his tomb, "wondering what has happened to the whole idea of freedom and the Promised Land," said the Rev. Giovan King of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua. Login for more...



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