Southern Californians celebrate Easter Sunday

Tens of thousands of Southern Californians on Sunday flocked to Easter sunrises services, musical celebrations and scores of other events to celebrate the Holy Day.

In Hermosa Beach, dozens of Catholic parishioners gathered on the beach to pray as the sun rose behind them. This is the fourth year that Our Lady of Guadalupe Hermosa Beach Catholic Church has sponsored the beachside service.

Photos: Easter Sunday at Hermosa Beach

At 11 a.m., Easter at the Bowl, a multi-denominational celebration is scheduled to get underway at the Hollywood Bowl. The event, which will include music, is sponsored by the Christian Assembly Church, Fellowship Monrovia and Bel-Air Presbyterian Church.

At 12:30 p.m., Archbishop Jose H. Gomez will preside over Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels downtown. A bilingual Mass is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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