Documentary: I Believe In Easter: Discover the Origins, Traditions, and History of Easter (2015)

Director: Gary Wilkinson
Starring: Levi James, Dr. Dirk Jongkind, Dr. Richard Harvey

Easter – It is a word with origins in pagan tradition and yet it has come to embody the oldest and most important festival in Christianity. Discover the origins of Easter in this thoroughly researched and emotionally charged docu-drama. Trace the history of Easter to ancient Egypt where the story finds its roots in the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery and learn how Passover symbolism in intricately woven into the events surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus Christ – The Lamb of God.

Learn how the church adapted and transformed pagan tradition into the celebration of the Resurrection. See how culture, emperors, apostles and popes have influenced how we celebrate Easter today.

The program features new powerfully dramatized scenes from the gospels, along with documentary footage shot in the Holy Land and at the Vatican, plus insightful commentary from church scholars and historians.


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