The priest/bishop carried the 3-Bar Paschal candle with him for censing, blessing, etc. during the liturgy.
Any of the odes or cannons from the paschal matins are allowed to be sung during recessionals. Many churches I've been to have sung Christ is Risen while the faithful are going up for communion, but I don't necessarily agree to its appropriateness.
Also, ACROD remains the only jurisdiction that does not do a midnight liturgy immediately following matins.
Neither the Serbian nor the Antiochian parish in Omaha do a Midnight Liturgy. The Serbian serves the Paschal Matins at Midnight, and then has the Liturgy at the normal time of 10:00 am in the morning. The Antiochian starts the Matins at 5:30 am (or as close as Arab time will allow ) and then goes immediately into the Liturgy.
I had this explained to me by our prior Bishop that in Europe and the Mideast the midnight matins and Liturgy were of course the norm in monasteries. In the larger cities where Bishops and Archimandrites presided at Cathedrals, the Bishop, being nominally a monk, would continue this practice. As time went on, like with many of our Orthodox 't' traditions, this one caught on and spread. (I believe that it was common practice in the Greek tradition long before it spread here in the states among the non-Greeks.)
I think the Midnight liturgy is fine for those who have this tradition, but for those of us who do not, we just ask for a little understanding and respect.
As with many things our Baba's and Yia-yia's taught us about our Faith (and thanks be to God for them!) not everything that is accepted, normal 'practice' to one group or one parish is really part of 'religion'.
I remember when we started supplementing pussy willow branches (the first bloom in the northern Slavic regions) with Palms about thirty years ago. The cry of 'you're changing our religion' was heard that Palm Sunday. If another priest comes around in a few years and decides it is 'truer' for our tradition to only bless willow branches - well, the same cry of 'you're changing our religion' will echo out. Go figure...