From a priest reader:
During the Easter Vigil in the ordinary form, when are the lights of the church supposed to be turned on?
Ourcustom has been to turn the lights on after the third "Christ our Light"; the rubrics in the English (Canadian) Sacramentary tell us to do as much. However, some interpret the latin rubric as referring not to the electric lights but to the dedication candles on the walls of the Church. Any thoughts?
In one place where I have been many times for the Triduum – once well known for sound liturgy – the lights were turned on in three stages… just before the Exsultet, some at the Gloria, the rest at the Alleluia.
Perhaps some readers can chime in.