The Feast of Lights

An Epiphany Pageant

Sharon Ely Pearson

Aug/2011, INSTANT DOWNLOAD

ISBN-13: 9781606741030

Purchase price includes permission to reproduce copies for all participants

Total pages: 7

This service is one of darkness and light, showing how the message of Jesus spread throughout the world and throughout the ages to the present day. Brief stories of individuals are shared from characters such as Mary, the apostles, early church figures, saints, missionaries and founders of local traditions. It can be personalized to include your own church's history. It can take the form of a simple liturgy of lighting candles in the sanctuary or can be one in which participants dress in costume to represent each of the persons in history helped spread the Light of Christ. Traditionally, it is held on the Feast of the Epiphany, or on an evening at the beginning of this season.

Cast (41 +/-)

Narrator
Jesus
Peter James, son of Zebedee
John
Phillip
Bartholomew
Matthew
James, Son of Alpheus
Simon
Thomas
Jude
Judas
Iscariot
Mary Magdalene
Matthia Mary, of Bethany
Martha, of Bethany
Samaritan woman
Joanna Susanna
Mary, mother of Jesus
Phoebe
Priscilla
Junia
Lois
Eunice
Tabitha
Paul
Augustine
Patrick of Ireland
Alban, missionary to England
David, missionary to Wales
Ninian, missionary to Scotland
Stephen Langon
Thomas Cranmer
Queen Elizabeth I
Samuel Seabury
William White
Your church's first Bishop or founder
Your first clergy person or lay leader

Time Length: 30-40 minutes

Age Level: Most appropriate to be performed by youth, adults for an audience of all ages

Sharon Ely Pearson, a lifelong Episcopalian, grew up when women werenot allowed to serve at the altar, but, at the age of 16, she became the first female acolyte in her parish as an acolyte (and one of the first in her diocese). With her husband, she continues as acolyte mentor and trainer. She has more than 35 years of experience as a Christian educator on the local, judicatory, and church-wide level. You can follow her at www.rowsofsharon.com.

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