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Sacred Traditions: Easter Sunday Morning

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A beautiful morning greeted the pilgrims as they made their way to the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati. The faithful filled this sacred structure, resplendent with the angelic voices of the Choir of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, the powerful music by Cincinnati Brassworks and Chamber Orchestra , framed in beautiful flowers.

Easter Lillies greeted the faithful as they entered the historic St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Easter Lillies greeted the faithful as they entered the historic St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The staff at The Cathedral worked many hours to decorate the altar. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The staff at The Cathedral worked many hours to decorate the altar. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
By 10:30 a.m. the Cathedral was half full for the 11:00 a.m. Easter Mass. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
By 10:30 a.m. the Cathedral was half full for the 11:00 a.m. Easter Mass. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Cincinnati Brassworks and the Chamber Orchestra provided the Festival Prelude music from Bach and Mozart conducted by Anthony DiCello (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Cincinnati Brassworks and the Chamber Orchestra provided the Festival Prelude music from Bach and Mozart conducted by Anthony DiCello (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The fragrant smell of incense filled the Cathedral to celebrate the Risen Jesus Christ. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The fragrant smell of incense filled the Cathedral to celebrate the Risen Jesus Christ. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Acolytes during Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral. (CT Photo/ Greg Hartman)
Acolytes during Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral. (CT Photo/ Greg Hartman)

Jesus Christ is Risen Today!

Bishop Joseph Binzer celebrant: "O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotton Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity... (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Bishop Joseph Binzer celebrant: “O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotton Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity… (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Samantha Asmah reads from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians. "If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God." Colossians 3: 1-4 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Samantha Asmah reads from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians. “If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3: 1-4 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)

Silenced during Lent, the great Alleluia is sung

So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. John 20: 1-9 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
"Jesus Christ's death certificate is our birth certificate." Bishop Joseph Binzer (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
“Jesus Christ’s death certificate is our birth certificate.” Bishop Joseph Binzer (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Bishop Joseph Binzer leads the Renewal of Baptismal Promises. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Bishop Joseph Binzer leads the Renewal of Baptismal Promises. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
"Take this, all of you, and eat of it. For this is my Body, which will be given up for you. Eucharistic Prayer III (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
“Take this, all of you, and eat of it. For this is my Body, which will be given up for you. Eucharistic Prayer III (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the Chalice of my Blood, the Blood of the New and Eternal Covenent, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of Me. Eucharistic Prayer III (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the Chalice of my Blood, the Blood of the New and Eternal Covenent, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of Me. Eucharistic Prayer III (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Bishop Joseph Binzer and Rev. Raymond Larger distribute communion on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Bishop Joseph Binzer and Rev. Raymond Larger distribute communion on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)

Handel’s Hallelujah (Messiah)

Look upon your church O God with unfailing love and favor, so that, renewed by the paschal mysteries, she may come to the glory of the resurrection. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)

Christ is Risen! (CT Photo/ Greg Hartman)
Christ is Risen! (CT Photo/ Greg Hartman)

 

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