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Lumen Christi! Scenes from our Easter Vigil

The Deacon's Bench

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 04/06/15

Photographs by Maria Ribar, Rosalind Chan-Ghanzi, Niranjan Fernando and me at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, NY at the Easter Vigil 2015.

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The Deacon's Bench
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Bishop Paul Sanchez, Pastor

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With my friend, ordination classmate, and the DRE at my parish, Deacon Bill McNamara.

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Team Triduum: While virtually every one of the 140 or so servers at my parish pitched in during the Triduum, the altar servers pictured here earn a special distinction. They showed up for every single liturgy during the Triduum, serving six times over all three days.

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