Easter vigil makes dramatic debut


OCU held its first-ever Easter Vigil on April 23, in the evening before Easter Sunday.

The service included lighting the Paschal Candle, remembrance of baptism, and Holy Communion. OCU dance and theater students made dramatic presentations of four passages of Scripture: Creation, Deliverance from Egypt, Ezekiel’s Vision of the Valley of the Dry Bones, and The Resurrection. University Chaplain Rodney Newman expressed appreciation to the 25-plus students and to faculty and staff who shared their time and talents.

This demonstration of faith was offered as a gift to God and to all who came to be a part of the service.