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Easter Vigil in the Holy Night with Archbishop Etienne

The Easter Vigil is celebrated on the night before Easter Sunday. It’s an ancient liturgy full of rich tradition.

“On this holy night, the Church keeps watch, celebrating the resurrection of Christ in the sacraments and awaiting his return in glory. It is the turning point of the Triduum, the Passover of the new covenant, which marks Christ’s passage from death to life. Therefore, the Easter Vigil does not correspond to the usual Saturday evening Mass and its character is unique in the cycle of the liturgical year.”  ~Introduction to the Easter Vigil, USCCB

Join Archbishop Etienne for the Easter Vigil of the Holy Night at 8:30 pm on Saturday, April 8, at St. James Cathedral.  This Mass will also be livestreamed on Vimeo and Facebook.

To learn more about the Easter Vigil, read Here’s a step-by-step guide to the Easter Vigil from Aleteia.

Easter Sunday kicks off the Easter Season, which lasts a full 50 days.  Click here for ways to celebrate.



Apr 08 2023


8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


St. James Cathedral
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA


Office of Liturgy