Is it Easter, yet? Not so fast, that is for the religious outside of the Philippines, or specifically in Italy and beyond.
It is because the Paschal Triduum is still unfolding.
In Vatican, the live video stream of the Easter vigil, or the vigil of the Holy Night of Easter, will start at 2:25 AM local Manila time, April 16, 2017.
This is the Gospel: Mt 28:1-10
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to visit the tomb. Suddenly there was a violent earthquake: an angel of the Lord descending from heaven, came to the stone, rolled it from the entrance of the tomb, and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning and his garment white as snow. When they saw the angel, the guards were struck with terror.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, for he is risen as he said. Come, see the place where they laid him; then go at once and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead, and is going before you to Galilee. You will see him there. This is my message to you.”
In fear, yet with great joy, the women left the tomb and ran to tell the news to his disciples.
Suddenly, Jesus met them on the way and said, “Rejoice!” The women approached him, embraced his feet and worshipped him.but Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid! Go and tell my brothers to set out to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Now let’s watch together the video feed from St. Peter Basilica, below:
Livefeed with English voice-over: