These church sites are streaming their service online to help those looking to celebrate this sacred season.
- Posted on Apr 8, 2020
Months ago, no one could have imagined that so many things we take for granted—attending school, meeting up with friends and family, even going to church—would move almost exclusively online.
Many churches have already started streaming their regular services online, so people self-isolating and practicing social distance in their homes can still worship every Sunday.
This Easter Sunday, arguably the most important holiday of the liturgical year, churches are prepared to continue serving their communities.
To help you celebrate, here are several churches that are streaming their Easter services online:
On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis will conduct mass from the Vatican in Rome at 11 a.m. local time—that’s 5 a.m. EST—followed by the traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing “to the city and to the world.” The Vatican Media will be broadcasting the ceremony from St. Peter’s Basilica.
Highlands Community Church, a non-denominational church in Renton, Washington, will be live streaming Easter services both Saturday and Sunday on their website. On Saturday, April 11, you can watch at 4:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. PDT. Sunday services will be at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. PDT.
The Texas-based Lakepointe Church is also doing Easter online this year. They’re holding several services on Sunday—one at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT. You can tune in on their YouTube Channel or via Facebook Live.
Trinity Church Wall Street—the first Anglican church, erected in New York City in 1696—has also made the switch to online services. Their Easter celebration will be held at 11:15 a.m. EST on broadcast from their website.
Along with the rest of their Holy Week services, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California will be live streaming their Easter service at 11 a.m. PDT, backed by a quartet from the Cathedral Choir. Additional details can be found on their website.
As part of their weekly Sunday Worship live stream, the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, Maryland will be broadcasting Easter services at 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. EST from their website.
Mariners Church in Irvine, California is offering several services throughout the day. On Easter Sunday, you can watch a live stream at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the church’s website.
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Washington will be streaming its Easter service at the same time as its regular church service livestreams—at 11 a.m. PDT on their YouTube Channel. They’ll also be holding an Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 11 at 9:30 p.m. PDT.
Be sure to check with your local church to see if they are offering to stream their own Easter service. Remember to reach out to others. During these trying times, our faith communities can offer much needed love and support.