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Community invited to Easter vigil at Lenoir-Rhyne's Grace Chapel
Community invited to Easter vigil at Lenoir-Rhyne's Grace Chapel

The community is invited to celebrate Easter at Lenoir-Rhyne University's beautiful Grace Chapel Saturday, April 20, at 8:15 p.m.

The Easter Vigil is the most ancient festival of the Church. Through a series of Bible readings, chants, and hymns, this service commemorates life's movement from darkness to light, slavery to freedom, and Jesus passing from death to new life. Lenoir-Rhyne's campus pastor and ministry dean Pastor Andrew Weisner will preside with assistance from area clergy.

A grand structure with arches that soar more than 53 feet above a tiled floor, Grace Chapel is a distinctive feature and the University's signature building. Behind the pulpit, a 12-foot diameter rose window depicts a risen Christ upon his throne. Because the University is an institution of higher learning of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the chapel embraces the worship style of the ELCA. However, it also honors the ecumenical traditions of other denominations.