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Georgian Orthodox celebrate Easter despite coronavirus risks [Video]

Georgian Orthodox celebrate Easter despite coronavirus risks

Despite a state of emergency and calls from the government to stay indoors, thousands of Orthodox Christians in Georgia attended ceremonies to mark Easter last night in a move which health officials..

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Easter Vigil in Vatican City [Video]

Easter Vigil in Vatican City

The Pope heald a virtual Easter Vigil from Vatican City today.

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Hundreds of parishioners attend Orthodox Easter Vigil in Georgia

Hundreds of Christian parishioners went to churches in ex-Soviet Georgia to attend Orthodox Easter Vigil despite a state of emergency and calls from the government and doctors to stay home amid..
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Coronavirus Easter: Orthodox Churches Brace For Holy Holiday – Analysis

By Mike Eckel* (RFE/RL) — At midnight on April 18, bells throughout the cathedrals and sanctuaries of the Orthodox Christian world will toll, devout Christians will cross themselves and rush to..
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Las Cruces bishop first in US to resume public Masses amid pandemic

Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2020 / 04:45 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has lifted a diocesan ban on the public celebration of Mass and told priests they may resume sacramental ministry..
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Pope makes surprise call to religious sister treating coronavirus patients

Vatican City, Apr 13, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis made a surprise phone call after the Easter Vigil to a religious sister treating coronavirus patients as a doctor on call in the hard-hit..
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Easter at the Holy Sepulchre, where Christ rose: 'May the wide open tomb of Christ open up wide our tombs as well' (Custodia Sanctae Terrae)

“Strange as it may seem, the experience we are living in these days is nearest to the Easter one and the dearest and ever-powerful sign of the Holy Sepulchre of Christ next to which we celebrate,”..
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Coronavirus forces Sri Lankans to celebrate anniversary of Easter attacks at home

TV stations aired the Easter Vigil and Holy Mass in all three main languages used in the Indian Ocean island nation
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City churches livestream Easter mass

The Sacred Heart Cathedral Church here let people celebrate Easter Vigil on Saturday night under the COVID-19 lockdown by live-telecasting the mass an
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On anniversary of attacks, Sri Lankans mark Easter at home

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Christians in Sri Lanka celebrated Easter in their homes on Sunday, participating in religious services through television as churches remained closed due to the coronavirus..
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Be messengers of life amid death, says Pope Francis at Easter Vigil

Vast parts of the basilica were empty and silent The post Be messengers of life amid death, says Pope Francis at Easter Vigil appeared first on Catholic Herald.
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Timothy Cardinal Dolan Leads Easter Vigil Mass At Empty St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Of course, no parishioners were allowed to attend, but it could be seen online.
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Pope Francis Calls For End Of Abortion, War During Easter Vigil

‘Let the abortion and killing of innocent lives end’
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'The Eucharist is only in this Church'- How one 2019 convert found, and embraced, the Catholic Church

Washington D.C., Apr 11, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Elise Amez-Droz’s journey to the Catholic Church began in a place well known for religious fervor, but not exactly known for Catholicism: Salt Lake..
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Full text: Pope Francis’ homily at the Easter Vigil

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2020 / 03:40 pm (CNA).- Here is the full text of the Easter Vigil homily of Pope Francis, delivered April 11 at St. Peter's Basilica. “After the Sabbath” (Mt 28:1), the..
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Turin Shroud, to boost hope, on special Holy Saturday view

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turin Shroud, a burial cloth some believe covered Jesus and which has links to a 16th-century plague in northern Italy, was put on special view for faithful worldwide..
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Beauty, drama and pinpoint silence: Easter Triduum memories from Rome

Rome, Italy, Apr 11, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Easter Triduum is looking very different for Catholics around the world, who will be praying from home and..
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'After the Sabbath the women went to the tomb': Pope Francis celebrates Easter Vigil Mass (Zenit)

Pope Francis celebrated the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica (video, booklet). “Tonight we acquire a fundamental right that can never be taken away from us: the right to hope,” the Pope..
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Not sure about 'Triduum at Home'? Here are some CNA Holy Week suggestions

CNA Staff, Apr 9, 2020 / 03:40 pm (CNA).- For many Catholics, this will be the first time the days of Holy Week are spent at home. If you’re not sure how to make the most of the Paschal Triduum and..
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Pray-At-Home: How two women were confirmed hours before NYC shut down

New York City, N.Y., Apr 8, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Charlotte Price and Ellen Rogers thought they would be getting confirmed together on April 11, the Easter Vigil, at St. Vincent Ferrer in Manhattan...
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Christmas lights for Easter? Kentucky diocese encourages 'Easter Lights'

CNA Staff, Apr 6, 2020 / 03:17 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Owensboro is encouraging Catholics to decorate their houses with “Easter lights” as a sign of solidarity and as a reminder that through..
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Pope Francis will offer Easter liturgies in St. Peter's Basilica and with no public

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2020 / 06:40 am (CNA).- Pope Francis will follow a slightly modified schedule this year for the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, which will all take place inside St. Peter’s..
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Vatican updates guidelines for Holy Week liturgies during coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- After dioceses throughout the world suspended public Masses amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Congregation for Divine Worship has updated its decree on..
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Vatican publishes guidelines for Easter celebrations during coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- The Vatican department for liturgy published guidelines Friday for bishops and priests on the celebration of Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter liturgies..
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Amid coronavirus pandemic, pope's Easter liturgies closed to public

Vatican City, Mar 14, 2020 / 04:56 pm (CNA).- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis’ liturgies for Holy Week and Easter, which usually include the presence of thousands of people, will be..
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How family life led this couple back to the Catholic Church

Gallup, N.M., Jan 26, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- With their children getting older, the Aguilars wanted to find a church home for their family. They visited a few Christian churches close to home, but..
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Minn. young adults accompany, pray for bishops on ad limina visit to Rome

Vatican City, Jan 18, 2020 / 04:35 pm (CNA).- Young adults from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are accompanying their bishops on their ad limina visit to Rome this week, joining them at..
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After Columbine: How one survivor found faith, and a vocation

Denver, Colo., Dec 30, 2019 / 07:01 am (CNA).- Many years before she entered religious life, Sister Mary Gianna Thornby was an ordinary high school sophomore at Columbine High School in the suburbs of..
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How this convert 'fell in love with Jesus' through the Byzantine Catholic Church

Tucson, Ariz., Oct 1, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- At Easter, Jessica Rider entered the Church through an avenue with which most Catholics are unfamiliar - she became a member of the Ruthenian Catholic..
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