Wondering when the lights came back on at your Vigil.
When I went in last night and asked when we were going to turn the lights on nobody seemed to know. I consulted the Roman Missal and the rubrics show that the lights are supposed to come on after the third “Light of Christ. Thanks be to God.” so before the Exsultet!
When I asked Fr. he said we’d go with the rubrics this year but that we might not next year and we might revert to only lighting up the church at the Gloria as we had done for the last several years.
Now I know that many were really happy to be able to follow the readings in their missals and I find that it makes perfect sense to turn on the lights when you’ve just proclaimed light. But some were heard to comment that they preferred the pageantry of putting the lights on at the Gloria.