Easter Sunday contains more than we can handle in one day. So the Church extends the feast over eight days – the 'octave of easter'. Early on Sunday morning the participants at the Bere Island Holy Week week – with islanders with whom they had celebrated the Vigil a few hours before – gathered around the standing stone in the centre of the island. The gospel was read. This sacred site allows a full view of the dawn and sunrise. The Resurrection also reveals a panoramic view of life bathed in the light of an eternal day.
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