Easter Vigil -- Cardinal O'Malley lights the paschal candle during the Service of Light, which begins the Easter Vigil. Following the blessing of the fire, the celebrants and the assembly enter the darkened church holding candles lit from the Easter fire, symbolizing the light of Christ entering the world. Pilot photo/Christopher S. Pineo
Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley marked the holiest period in the Christian year, the Easter Triduum, with celebrations at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The Triduum is the three-day period that commemorates the institution of the Eucharist on Holy Thursday, Christ's crucifixion and death on Good Friday and his glorious resurrection from the dead at the Easter Vigil.