Easter Sunrise Service

Decorating graves in Salem’s God’s Acre in preparation for the Easter Sunrise Service

The journey through Lent and Holy Week ends with a glorious celebration of Christ’s Resurrection at sunrise on Easter morning. Calvary celebrates Easter along with other Moravian churches that comprise the Salem Congregation by sponsoring the Easter Sunrise Service. The service has been held since 1772 and begins in front of historic Home Moravian Church on Salem Square with the inspiring words ‘The LORD is risen!’ The service continues with the Easter Morning Liturgy in God’s Acre accompanied by the Moravian band. The Easter Morning Liturgy is known as the Moravian “Confession of Faith,” proclaiming faith in the risen Lord’s victory over sin and death.

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