What is the Exsultet?

This might be my fifteen minutes of fame. A professor at VTS, the Rev. Dr. Bill Roberts, encouraged me to submit my term paper for his Liturgical Music class as an article for the Journal of the Association for Anglican Musicians. It’s been published in time for Holy Week/Easter. It’s a description of the Exsultet, the song the deacon sings at the Easter Vigil to proclaim the Resurrection. It also includes my reflections on the role of deacon, a role I will always inhabit, yet only one of the calls I am answering.

Here's the article. It is posted here with permission, and was originally published in The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians, vol. 27, no. 3 (March 2018).