Monday, April 30, 2012

The Exsultet for the Great Vigil of Easter at St. Clement's, 2012

My first effort as deacon to chant the Exsultet during the Great Vigil of Easter at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. The Exsultet is a song of praise thanking God for his forgiveness of human sinfulness and leading us to salvation, most potently in the person of Jesus Christ. The Paschal (Easter) candle symbolizes the light of Christ that banishes darkness from the world.

My apologies for the faintness of the volume on the recording, but you can hear it fine with headphones or if you turn up your speakers.


  1. One of my favorite things in the world: chanting the Exsultet. Nicely done, Ethan!

  2. AWESOME!!! I am so very proud of you Fr. Ethan! You learned very well from your clerical training at Atonement and seminary!