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2010 Theme

  Great Vigil of Easter

             It takes the Church: This is the Night


The Church most obviously realizes its identity as the dying and rising Body of Christ at the Great Vigil of Easter. This yearís conference will consider the Vigilís rich variety of imagery, song, and story. The celebration of the Easter Vigil depends on a generous complementarity of roles: deacons, presbyters, musicians, readers, and especially baptismal candidates.


How can clergy and musicians lead in such a way that the Churchís Paschal imagination is ignited? How is the Easter Vigil a model for the mission and ministry of the Church throughout the year? How can we more faithfully sing the vast mystery of the death and resurrection of the Lord? How can the celebration of Easter become the living center of the Churchís life?

Some of Our Past Conference Themes ...

  • 2009 ~ Waiting On God

  • 2008 ~ Transforming Your World as Performer, Teacher, Pastor, and Prophet

  • 2007 ~ Rise, O Church

  • 2006 ~ Entertaining Angels Unawares: Creating Hospitable and Faithful Liturgy

  • 2005 ~ The Church Musician as Pastor: Spirituality and Resources

  • 2004 ~ Spirits, Saints, and Sinners: A Lesser Triduum: All Hallows Eve The Feast of All Saints All Souls Day

  • 2003 ~ The Great Fifty Days of Easter

  • 2002 ~ The Great Vigil of Easter


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