The Story of Easter

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Easter Lilies

Easter is a popular holiday in America and around the world.  Based upon the Bible story of the resurrection of Jesus, it has been the subject of many customs and songs.  In this program we’ll explore some of those songs and customs.  We’ll visit Oberammergau for the Passion Play and New York’s Fifth Avenue for the Easter Parade.  We’ll visit Copenhagen and the Fredricksborg Palace of King Christian IV to see the works of Carl Heinrich Bloch, whose 23 paintings from the life of Christ hang in the chapel.  Using those paintings as a guide, we’ll walk the streets of Jerusalem and the hills of Palestine to see some of the sights Bloch portrayed, stopping along our journey to sing old hymns from Isaac Watts and others who composed songs with the Easter theme.

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