For many, Easter Sunday marks a return to in-person worship

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Apr 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-17 18:38:03-04

BOSTON (AP) — For many Christians, this weekend marks the first time in three years they will gather in person to celebrate Easter Sunday, a welcome chance to share one of the faith’s holiest days side-by-side with fellow parishioners.

In the United States, the pandemic stuck in March, 2020, forcing many churches to resort to online or televised Masses weeks ahead of Easter.

In Boston, Catholic churches are among houses of worship opening their doors with few COVID-19 restrictions for Easter services.

On Saturday evening, hundreds of people in Minnesota gathered in the grand Cathedral of St. Paul to observe an Easter Vigil service.