All In The Waiting

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1: The Other Side of the Dark

The six weeks of Lent are a preparation for Easter. On Easter Eve the ancient liturgy now used again in many churches consists of four parts: blessing the new fire and lighting the Paschal candle; Old Testament readings which speak of the redemption of the world; the renewal of baptismal promises; and the first Eucharist of Easter.

To start the series the playwright and critic. Dennis Potter , examines the first of these themes, that of Light and darkness.

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2: Joy Comes in the Morning

The six weeks of Lent are a preparation for Easter. The second part of the liturgy for Easter Eve used in many churches consists of Old Testament readings which speak of the redemption of the world. The Rev Harry Morton , General Secretary of the British Council of Churches, explores the nature of bondage and freedom.

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3: Nothing Lives but Something Dies

The six weeks of Lent are a preparation for Easter. The third part of the ancient liturgy for Easter Eve now used again in many churches is the renewal by all of their baptismal promises.

The Rev Kennedy Thom. Chaplain to the University of Essex, explores the meaning of baptism.

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19780316The faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.

(T. S. ELIOT )

4: Breaking Bread Because Words Fail

The six weeks of Lent are a waiting for the Resurrection.

Father John Dalrymple suggests that the inadequacy of human words is overcome by our sharing in the Eucharist. which is the climax and final part of the ancient liturgy for Easter Eve.