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 is a Christian educator, editor, and author with 35 years of experience in Christian formation on the local, judicatory, and church-wide level. Known for her knowledge of the variety of published curricula across the church, among her books are The Prayer Book Guide to Christian Education, 3rd edition, Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People, The Episcopal Christian Educator’s Handbook, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century. A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and a lifelong Episcopalian, you can follow her at www.rowsofsharon.com.

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