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Sacred Traditions

Parishioners hold candles for the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains in Cincinnati, Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
Throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on Easter Vigil, the church welcomed over 850 new members. Here’s a look at Easter Vigil at Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains.

By 10:30 a.m. the Cathedral was half full for the 11:00 a.m. Easter Mass. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
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

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr during the Solemn Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains "Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.” LK 22: 19 (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
On a cold rainy evening, the Easter Triduum began in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically