BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Christmas morning brought dozens of families to America’s First Cathedra: the Baltimore Basilica for Christmas Mass. There was song, prayer, and celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Christmas Mass at the Baltimore Basilica is a time for Christians to honor their faith on the day deemed as the birth of the lord and savior.READ MORE: 'This Is 10K People Who Have Died' Maryland Woman Shares Story After Mom Dies From COVID-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated
“Celebrating the birth of christ and it’s a welcoming atmosphere. If nothing else, you certainly recognize the Christmas carols and the hymns,” says congregant Joseph Knox.
A Christmas morning tradition for many families was welcomed by the word of god or the music of his praise.
“It’s absolutely gorgeous. The music is wonderful with the Peabody conservancy and it’s a gorgeous building now that they have finished the renovations,” says a Mass attendee.READ MORE: ‘This Loss Is Ours As A City’ Baltimore Hockey Team Mourns Two Young Members, Murdered In East Baltimore Shooting
In a building that is known as America’s first cathedral, on Christmas Day, they celebrate the true meaning behind Christmas.
“Everyone coming together and spending time Christmas morning,” says congregant Andy French.
There were a total of seven Christmas Masses scheduled by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, five of those were held on Christmas Eve.MORE NEWS: Local Small Business Owners Share How American Rescue Plan Funding Helped To Keep Them Afloat