Easter from the Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Aired 2009-10. Presented by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops The intimate setting of the Crypt Church at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception provides a perfect place to celebrate Christianity's holiest day, Easter Sunday. With Washington's vibrant faith community singing "Alleluia!" and with altar surrounded by mosaics of saints, the Easter Mass celebration unites the past and present believers who have responded to the Good News of the Risen Christ. The Most Rev. Paul Loverde, bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, is the main celebrant and homilist.  Joining him on this day of joy is the Children's Choir of Queen of Apostles, Alexandria, Virginia.