Easter lilies surround an empty chalice ready for Easter Sunday services at St. James Episcopal Church on April 20.
Many churches planning Easter sunrise services around here head to the beaches. But for the last 148 years, an Easter sunrise service has been taking place in the sky above Wilmington’s steepled skyline.
“Heaven Is for Real” rings all the bells of popular attitudes in social surveys, but conservative Christians are dismayed.
(RNS) Many Christians struggle with how to understand the Resurrection — as something literal or metaphorical. How literally must one take the Gospel story of Jesus’ return to be called a Christian?
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The great trove of Holy Week music is firmly rooted in church, and on Good Friday, First Presbyterian Church is bringing Bach back to his roots, presenting his “St. John Passion” as he did — not as performance but as prayer.
So far, we’ve collected more than 20 sunrise Easter and other Holy Week services on our interactive map. Don’t see your church’s service here. Let us know and we’ll be happy add it!
The candlelight vigil service for Orthodox Easter, which began at 11:30 p.m. May 4, attracted about 200 parishioners for the holiest night of the Orthodox calendar.
A cross stands beside the entrance to Kure Beach Pier in Kure Beach just as the sun peaks through the clouds on Sunday, Easter morning, (March 31).
With the convergence of Passover and Easter this week, Grace Baptist Church will host a Good Friday Passover seder service to commemorate Jesus' Last Supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday (March 29) at the church, 1401 N. College Road.
As the Western Christian church is preparing for Easter with Holy Week services this week, Orthodox churches won’t hold their Easter services for another month on May 5. Great Lent began on March 18. This is the display of the crucifixion inside the Holy of Holies at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington.