He is risen!

Public celebrations of the liturgies of Easter and Holy Week returned this year with people all across the Diocese of Nashville returning to churches to worship together. There were no public celebrations of the Holy Week and Easter liturgies in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions. Bishop J. Mark Spalding restored the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days in time for Holy Week this year, and parishes saw an increase in attendance. The Triduum began on Holy Thursday with the celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Parishes marked Good Friday with the Veneration of the Cross and Stations of the Cross. Holy Saturday saw the Easter Vigil Mass celebrated, during which people joined the Church. And on Easter Sunday, the Church celebrated the Resurrection of Lord. Photos by Rick Musacchio, Theresa Laurence and Andy Telli