Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory celebrated the April 12 Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, followed later that day by an Easter Sunday Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. That weekend, he celebrated his first Easter Masses as the archbishop of Washington. He was installed to lead the Archdiocese of Washington in May 2019. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
On the previous night, Archbishop Gregory celebrated the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 11, at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. The Easter Vigil, like the archbishop's earlier Holy Week liturgies at the cathedral, was livestreamed on the Archdiocese of Washington’s YouTube channel as government restrictions against the spread of the coronavirus have prevented public Masses from being held for the time being. During the Easter Vigil, Archbishop Gregory lit the Paschal Candle, which represents Christ as the light of the world. (CS photos by Andrew Biraj)
While there was no congregation present for Archbishop Gregory's Holy Week liturgies and Easter Masses at St. Matthew's Cathedral, thousands of people viewed the liturgies on livestream from throughout the Archdiocese of Washington, from across the country and around the world. (CS photos/Andrew Biraj)
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