The Easter Vigil readings were all chosen specifically because of the light they shed on the central reality of the Christian faith – what the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ mean for the salvation of all peoples. Spending some time and effort on deepening the encounter with God’s Word in these texts will surely enrich the reader’s experience of the Vigil.
“The scriptural readings of the Paschal Vigil are vital to understanding the significance of the death and resurrection of Jesus and how we have communion in these through Baptism. Indeed, these readings are fundamental to understanding the whole arc of the biblical proclamation of our salvation. This Companion is a great help for entering more deeply into these inspiring texts and letting their power shape our lives in Christ.” – Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, Mount Angel Abbey, and author of Awesome Glory: Resurrection in Scripture, Liturgy, and Theology
‘Simply the finest collection currently available for a pastoral exploration of the `Mother of All Vigils.’ Each essay thoughtfully engages the readings (including the Gospel texts for Years A, B, and C) with an introduction, scriptural themes and reflection questions. Parishes and pastors will discover a profound and readable resource in The Glenstal Companion to the Readings of the Easter Vigil. A non-negotiable must for every preacher’s bookshelf.”- Guerric DeBona, OSB, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
‘ Here is a wonderful book to use next Lent as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. The contents of this volume offer the non-professional reader a beautiful and informative understanding of the heart of Christian faith. ‘ – The Bible Today
About the Editors
Luke Macnamara OSB, a monk of Glenstal Abbey, lectures in Scripture at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
Martin Browne OSB, a monk of Glenstal and former headmaster of the Abbey school, is the Abbey bursar and liturgical master of ceremonies.