Alleluia, He is Risen!

I had the privilege of being the official photographer for the Easter Vigil Mass last night at St Thomas Aquinas parish in Alpharetta, Georgia.  A group of about 60 people were welcomed into the church during this marathon of the catholic church’s most holy ceremonies.  The mass began at 9:00 PM with a bonfire outside and proceeded through just over 3 hours of readings, music, and sacraments, ending just after midnight of Easter morning.

Having gone through the RCIA process which initiates new members into the Catholic church myself, the Easter Vigil is always a special event for me.  Being a witness to all these other people joining in full communion with the church is a fantastic way to celebrate Easter.

Prayers and good wishes to all the neophytes and their friends and family and to all believers throughout the world on this beautiful Easter day!

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
22mm @ f/4 – 1/60 sec – ISO 1600


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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