Area Churches Host Easter Services

Clear skies for Mall sunrise service

Sunday, Apr 8, 2012  |  Updated 9:49 AM EDT
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Area Churches Host Easter Services

Worshipers celebrate Easter Sunday with a sunrise service at the Lincoln Memorial.

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An estimated 6,000 people filled the National Mall early this morning to celebrate Easter with a sunrise service.

The event, hosted by Capital Church in Vienna, was held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

This is the 34th year for this sunrise service at the National Mall.

Meanwhile, the Washington National Cathedral scheduled two services on Easter Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and another at 11 a.m.

The church prepared for the day by decorating the entire building in flowers. The Washington National Cathedral uses more flower arrangements on Easter than any other time of the year.

Florists say many of the decorations were donations from gardens from around the Washington, D.C. area.

Easter Sunday commemorates the Christian belief in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
 

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