The Glenstal Companion to the Readings of the Easter Vigil explores the dynamic of the Vigil readings by examining a single reading, in its liturgical context, to provide nourishing commentary to deepen your encounter with God's Word. Parishioners will come to appreciate how the extended reading of passages from the Old Testament, in the light of the Paschal Candle, creates a sense of expectancy and focuses on the central reality of the Christian faith—what the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ mean for the salvation of all people. Includes commentary for each of the readings of the Easter Vigil: the seven Old Testament readings, the Epistle, and the Gospels for Years A, B, and C.
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.