MANGALORE, APRIL 16 : Easter celebrations commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, began with Easter Vigil Mass at Rosario Cathedral on Saturday, April 16 evening.
Christians across the diocese congregated in churches to celebrate this joyful feast with lots of fervour and devotion.
Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore led the ceremony starting from blessing of Pascal candle which signifies the victory of light over darkness.
He also blessed the fire and holy water before the Holy Eucharist began.
In his homily, Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha called on faithful to learn how to “enter the mystery” of Easter, the commemoration of the Christian belief that Jesus rose from the dead, three days after his crucifixion.