Los Angeles boasts many beautiful religious landmarks, including over 100-year-old churches, cathedrals, and missions. A visit to these gorgeous architectural gems during Easter adds to the experience, whether you are religious or not.
Churches have had to restrict their Easter services for the past two years. However, Easter celebrations look different this year, and churches are open in Los Angeles for Easter services.
Visit one of these four historical churches this weekend for a Happy Easter.
If you have made plans already, you could visit another week for Sunday mass.
John's Episcopal Cathedral
St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, built in the 1920s in Romanesque Revival architectural style, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The historic building is one of the most beautiful in Los Angeles. The structure of the majestic cathedral is concrete with high wooden beam ceilings. Stained glass windows, mosaics, and icons adorn the church and the Italian marble altar.
This year for Easter Day, there will be a Holy Eucharist with a choir, organ, and brass at 10 am on Easter Sunday.
It will be followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 am.
Check out St John's cathedral's YouTube channel for the live stream of Holy week services.
They also offer a regular Sunday mass.
"We are a diverse, intentionally cross-cultural community of progressive Christians where you can belong before you believe." - St. Johns Cathedral.
514 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, California.
Mission San Gabriel Arcángel Catholic church
Founded in 1771, Mission San Gabriel Arcángel Catholic church is the oldest place of worship in Los Angeles County.
The Moorish design is made from stone and brick, with its original altar handcrafted in Mexico City and the wooden statues handcrafted in Spain. Six bells that date from 1795 to the 1830s chime in the tower.
For Holy week they offer services in three languages.
Easter Sunday mass times
7:00 am English
8:30 am Español
11:30 am English
1:00 pm Español
3:00 pm Vietnamese
428 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel.
Andrew Church, Los Angeles
St. Andrew Church is among the most beautiful churches we have ever seen. This architectural gem, built-in 1927, has an interior that is a replica of the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome.
Italian artisans of the 20th century have decorated the columns. White Carrara marble is used for the altar and baldachin. Murals and paintings beautify the walls.
Even if you don't have time to visit this Roman Catholic church this Easter, make sure to visit this stunning spiritual haven one day. In the meantime, check out the gallery.
They hold a regular Sunday service in English at 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 5:00 pm. Additionally, there are services in Spanish at 6:30 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm.
The same schedule applies for Easter Sunday.
311 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena,
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles is the oldest Protestant church. The church, built-in 1932 in Gothic-Revival style architecture style, is made of concrete with a vast 157 feet tower.
There are massive sculpted bronze doors, a vast oak pulpit, and spectacular stained-glass windows. The church pipe organ is one of the largest globally, consisting of several organs joined together.
Their services include the arts – music, literature, poetry, and painting.
The Easter Sunday service begins at 10.30 am with 'Prelude on the Great Organs.'
The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles welcomes all faith traditions, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
A live stream of the Easter Sunday service is available if you can't make it.
540 S Commonwealth Ave, Los Angeles.
We wish you a safe and Happy Easter.