Easter is more than just chocolate and the Easter Bunny. To millions of Christians around the world – it’s the holiest time of the year. Mike Postovit reports on the Easter message.
This is St. Mary’s Cathedral in Kingston. The limestone landmark will be hoppin over the next few days and no — it’s not because of the Easter bunny.
Father Shawn Hughes/St. Mary’s Rector
“This is the highest celebration of our faith — these next three days. We call them the Triduum — they are the sacred three days and we basically take a mass and spread it over three days.”
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and how he rose again after he was crucified and buried.
“Interesting Good Friday is the one that more people will attend — but the Easter Vigil on Saturday evening is called the mother of all liturgies and it is the one where baptismal vows are renewed.
It is also the one where people are received into the church, where the great fire is lit at the door of the cathedral and the Archbishop blesses the fire. Fire and candles are always the symbol of the light of Christ in the world and so those will burn and that light will spread. Everybody will have a candle and it will look like the light of Christ spreading throughout the cathedral.
“Easter is the much more important feast — Easter Sunday is the 8th day of creation and so creation is totally made new in the gift of Jesus Christ in his suffering death and resurrection.”
Mike Postovit, CKWS News, Kingston.