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Articles tagged “easter”
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.
Little white hats, pastel woven baskets full of green plastic grass, passion plays, crowns of thorns, the Easter bunny visiting, chocolate, pink pickled eggs or palms twisted into crosses. What are your favorite Easter traditions?
Amy Lester has followed Jesus for decades, but her keen appreciation for his sacrifice on the cross came only recently when she started eating like the prophet Daniel.
An Armenian family tradition passed on for Orthodox Easter