The open air Mass in English, led by Fr. Stanley, Headmaster at St. Bede’s School, San Thome began at 9 p.m. with rituals like the blessing of the water and oil and lighting of a giant candle-stick, a symbolic of Jesus’ resurrection giving new life to people who follow him.
Over 2000 people attended this Mass.
This was was followed by a special Easter Mass in Tamil which went past midnight.
Similar services were held on Saturday/Sunday at local churches like St. Thomas English Church and St. Thomas Tamil Church.