Anna Friedrich

Anna Friedrich


The Rev. Anna A. Friedrich is a poet, deacon, and the Arts Pastor at Church of the Cross in Boston. You can find more of her writing work at, but you can only find more of her Creative Director of the Vigil work by coming to the Vigil!

On This Most Holy Night: An Easter Vigil with the Arts

Posted on April 22, 2024

An Ancient Tradition The first Easter Vigil I ever attended was in southern Ukraine, what is now annexed Crimea. I was 15 years old, on a spring break mission trip with my Christian high school. I don’t remember as much as I wish I did (and I admit I was smitten with a particular boy…