How to Get Your Easter Sunday Praise On

Revival! Hosted by The First A.M.E.

At 11 a.m. The First African Methodist Episcopal Church (The First A.M.E.) will be hosting a livestream of the gospel and R&B musical, “Revival!” a 2018 film that IMDB calls “the hippest experience of The Gospel the world has yet seen.” The showing will be hosted by actor Harry Lennix, producer Chad Lawson Cooper, and the First A.M.E.’s Pastor Edgar Boyd.

Catholic Mass Livestreamed from the Cathedral of the Angels 

Archbishop José H. Gomez invites you to the Easter Sunday liturgies that will be streamed live from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and broadcast on UniMas 46 and KCOP13. Spanish mass takes place at  7:00 a.m. and the mass in English will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.. If you sleep in, the masses will be available on the cathedral’s YouTube channel.

 Music for Hope: Andrea Bocelli in Concert Easter Sunday

Music is good for the soul. Opera singer Andrea Bocelli will be performing solo, accompanied only by cathedral organist, Emanuele Vianelli from Milan’s historic Duomo. The music, which Bocelli refers to as “a prayer,” rather than a concert, will be comprised of religious music, like the classic, Ave Maria. You can watch it on YouTube or watch live here (above) at 10 a.m. PST.

Kanye West on VOUS

VOUS Church, located in Miami, Florida, is a youth-focused ministry connected to Trinity Church, a megachurch that is part of the Assemblies of God. Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. officiated at the marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and co-wrote a book with Kanye. You can watch the gospel sermon by Pastor Rich, new music by VOUS Worship and exclusive prerecorded content with Kanye West and the Sunday Service Choir all day on Easter Sunday at 5 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 a.m., 3 a.m., 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. PST.

Mass from the Vatican

There is no bigger deal than Pope Francis, and the multilingual mass has beautiful music. Bonus for Deaf people is that there is an interpreter for Italian Sign Language (LIS or Lingua dei Segni Italiana). It streams live at 5 a.m. but they will probably repeat it throughout the day.

English Touring Opera performing Bach’s Passion According to John

The English Touring Opera are set to release the premiere of their dramatic presentation of the Bach’s Passion according to John on their YouTube channel at 8 a.m. PST. The is a compendium of footage from rehearsals, their first performance and home recordings of chorales by  members of choirs from Keswick to Truro.

Hope Chapel, Hermosa Beach

Hope Chapel is kind of a nondenominational, newfangled Christian church that attracts the South Bay’s  young people, especially those who had previously shunned organized religion. Lots of guitars and non-judgemental community worship. Live services will be streamed at 9 a.m., and will include American Sign Language translation. The 11 a.m., services will offer a Spanish translation.

Live Easter services from Wayfarer’s Chapel

One of the most beautiful churches in Los Angeles is on the coastline of Rancho Palos Verdes. Instead of celebrating God with gilt and gold, the glass chapel shows the glory of creation in nature. The church follows the somewhat obscure tradition of Swedenborgianism (I one-hundred percent did not make that up), but hosts all denominations. Easter services will be streamed live at 10 a.m.

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