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Servers uncover an image of Jesus to symbolize the Resurrection at the start of Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican last year. Easter, in the Latin-rite church, is marked April 24 this year.

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EWTN to air Easter liturgies from Rome and Washington
April 13th, 2011

Special EWTN programming from Rome will include telecasts of Pope Benedict XVI offering Holy Week and Easter Masses, presiding at the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, and giving his Easter message and blessing.

Programming includes the Mass of the Lord’s Supper from the Basilica of St. John Lateran, April 21 at 8:30 a.m., with a rebroadcast April 21 at 9 p.m.; the commemoration of the Lord’s passion, April 22 at 8 a.m., with an encore April 22 at 9 p.m.; the pope presiding over the Stations of the Cross at the Roman Colosseum April 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Additional telecasts will focus on the pope offering the Easter Vigil Mass, April 23 at 12 p.m., with an encore April 23 at 9 p.m.; celebrating the Mass of Easter Sunday, April 24 at 1 a.m., with an encore April 24 at 4 p.m.; and giving his “Urbi et Orbi” message and blessing to Rome and the world, April 24 at 3 a.m., with encores April 24 at 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., April 25 at 6 a.m. and April 30 at 2 p.m.

EWTN also will air live Holy Week and Easter telecasts from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. These include choral meditations and the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, April 21 at 2:30 p.m.; choral meditations and the liturgy of the Lord’s passion, April 22 at 3 p.m., with Archbishop Sambi presiding and Msgr. Walter Rossi as the celebrant and homilist; the Easter Vigil Mass, April 23 at 5 p.m.; the Easter Mass, April 24 at 9 a.m., with Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

All times mentioned are Pacific Time. EWTN is carried 24 hours a day on Comcast Ch. 229, AT&T Ch. 562, Astound Ch. 80, San Bruno Cable Ch. 143, DISH Satellite Ch. 261 & Direct TV Ch. 370. Comcast airs EWTN on Ch.70 in Half Moon Bay & on Ch. 74 in southern San Mateo County. Visit for more TV programming.

From April 15, 2011 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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