Saturday, April 8th, 2023

The Great Vigil of Easter

7:00 P.M. in the Nave & Livestreamed

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Welcome to St. Luke’s Cathedral

We are a community of faith with ancient worship and modern thought, catholic traditions and progressive theology. We proclaim a Biblical perspective for thinking people, a respect for reason, science, and a diversity of perspective. This empowers compassion and care for both the wider community and one another. Our commitment to welcome and inclusion is central to our mission modeled on the Kingdom of God and proclaimed by Jesus Christ. 

A Warm Welcome to Visiting Clergy and Guests

We are deeply grateful to welcome clergy and parishioners from around the Diocese and the Greater Portland area to this evening's service.


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The Great Vigil of Easter Service Participants

Service Participants

Preacher The Rev. Dr. Paul St. Germain, Transition Priest in Charge

Celebrant The Rev. Suzanne Roberts, M.D., Associate Priest

Assisting The Rev. Rebecca Grant, Deacon

The Rev. Anne C. Fowler, Assisting Clergy

The Rev. Christopher Worthley, Assisting Clergy

The Rev. Thomas N. Mousin *

The Rev. Tim Higgins *

The Rev. Deacon Amanda Gerkin *

Stephen Koskinen *

Anita Chandler *

* denotes Portland Area Clergy and guests

Cantor Christian M. Clough, Canon for Liturgy and Music

Readers and Prayers Leaders Portland Area Clergy and Names Printed Below

Creation Peter Carleton

Flood Peter Bingham, Mary Linneman

Red Sea John Bancroft

Dry Bones James Hornor

Music Leader & Organist Christian M. Clough, Canon for Liturgy and Music

Assisting Organist Randall Mullin

Head Verger Eleanor Roberts

Verger Emeritus David Savage

Verger Heather Murdoch Curry

Crucifer Steve Koskinen (St. Peter’s Episcopal Church)

Torch Bearer Orion Williams, Louisa Radtke-Rowe

Streamers Eleanor Roberts, David Savage

Ushers Peter Bingham, Chester Bishop        

Prayers Leader Sam Allen

Live Streaming Jack Swanton, Sam Allen

Contributing Ministries The Cathedral Choir, Acolytes, Vergers,

The Flower Guild, The Altar Guild

Music copyrights granted under #A-713087. Sources: The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, My Heart Sings Out, The Saint Helena Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer,, Enriching our Worship, The Holy Bible (NRSV)

Thank you in advance for your offering today. You can donate to St. Luke’s through our new and secure “Give and Text” feature. Please TEXT “TEXTCSL” to 73256. Our 2023 Pledge Campaign is ongoing. Pledge materials and information are available here.

Holy Week Resources

Holy Week 2023 Schedule


Easter Egg Hunt

Apr. 9th


Location: The Bishop's Garden

Rain Location: Emmanuel Chapel

Contact: Sarah Dowling

Our annual Easter egg hunt will be held between the Easter services at 10: 30 am. This fun filled time will be held in the Bishop’s Garden which is behind the gated section at the front of St. Luke’s. If it is rainy, the egg hunt will be held in the Chapel. Everyone is welcome!

Stations of the Cross in Emmanuel Chapel

Throughout Holy Week, our service bulletins will display artwork from a collection on the Stations of the Cross entitled “Through His Eyes” by artist Don. Justin Meserve (1938-2010). Each of these works are installed in Emmanuel Chapel. We invite you to walk the stations of the cross during this time of prayer and reflection.

Station Ten "Jesus Dies On the Cross"


Physical Address:

143 State Street, Portland, ME 04101

Parking Available at:

134 Park Street, Portland, ME 04101

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 4141, Portland, ME 04101

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