Saturday, 10 April 2004
The light of him who "has been raised
from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep"
(1 Cor 15:20) makes this memorable night, which is
rightly considered the "heart" of the liturgical year,
"bright as the day" (Ps 139:12). On this night
the entire Church keeps watch and recalls, in meditation, the
significant stages of God's saving intervention in the universe.