Easter Vigil 2018


Hundreds gather at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle for an Easter Vigil Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Cardinal Wuerl’s Homily.




Go in peace and joy proclaiming the risen Christ! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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Cardinal Wuerl celebrates Easter Masses and reflects on the joy of

Christ’s Resurrection

Special to the Standard – Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:49 PM

At the Easter Vigil on March 31, in an ancient rite, a fire was lit on the steps of the cathedral to symbolize the resurrection of Christ, the light of the world. As the faithful waited inside the dark church, the cardinal blessed the Paschal candle, and light was passed through the congregation until the entire church was slowly illuminated with candles held by people in the pews. Read More…