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By Jay Lloyd

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The end of March and first of April brings us a tradition filled convergence of Easter and Passover. If plans for the week include a getaway with a unique religious experience.

Jay Peak (Jay Peak photo)

Jay Peak (Jay Peak photo)

For skiers, Jay Peak in northern Vermont offers a rare mountaintop Easter Sunrise service with a tram ride to the peak.

Or – head for New York and a week or weekend exploring the foundations of religious tradition. A center of Jewish life for generations of New Yorkers is the 92nd Street Y. Two music and food filled Seders will be held on March 31st. During the week, the Y will echo to the sounds of  groundbreaking Jewish composers and performers.

St. Patrick's Cathedral Spires (Jay Lloyd)

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Spires (Jay Lloyd)

Easter Masses at the iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue draws a global array of visitors. Masses begin at 7am. Only the 10:15 requires tickets But they are gone.

A visit to Washington D.C. and the National Cathedral on March 25th unveils a performance of Israel in Egypt – Handel’s vibrant classical story of the Exodus. And Easter Sunday Mass is open to all.

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