Easter’s Three Truths at Sunrise at First Baptist Church, White Plains New York USA

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Easter Sunrise in White Plains New York USA at First Baptist Church. See this morning’s observance at this link: First Baptist Church

WPCNR News and Comment By John F. Bailey. Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018:

When I was in Middle School in Pleasantville in the 1950s, as a member of the band, I was asked by the band director, Wilbur D. Lockwood  to provide music for the village Easter Sunrise Service on Flag Hill overlooking the Saw Mill Parkway. We played hymns like Christ the Lord Has Risen Today, Onward Christian Soldiers. The ceremony was always cold and difficult to get to, and still always meant a lot. A few years ago I got a hankering to seek out a sunrise service again.


Easter Sunday in White Plains presents a sunrise service at The First Baptist Church overlooking the eastern horizon of the city every year.

I videotaped this morning’s service with Reverend Timothy Dalton and Pastor Abner Cotto-Borilla  of Iglesia Mision Bautista Hispana de Westchester, presenting the  outdoor service under an overcast sky.

Despite the drone of jet planes at points and the approving chirps of birds singing along with the hymns, the message of renewal comes through of the meaning of Easter for the 25 persons who attended.


You can experience that service as it unfolded at 6:30 A.M. this morning by clicking on this link

First Baptist Church

Reverend Dalton begins the service and Reverend Abner Cotto-Bonilla concludes.

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