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Apr 8, 2022

UPtv Launches Its Annual 'Easter Lives Here' Event

Some cable channels care mostly about Christmas, but UPtv believes in also throwing love at Easter.

Its annual 'Easter Lives Here' programming event features faith-themed movies and TV specials, straight through Holy Week to Easter Sunday.

All times Eastern (UPtv only has one feed, so adjust for your own timezone).

This year, we're proud to announce that our documentary PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON joins the schedule.

The 2020 film, the inspiring true story of FTP founder Venerable Patrick Peyton, makes its cable premiere on Holy Saturday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m.

So, we recommend having a nice breakfast and a cup of the hot beverage of your choice and settling in to enjoy the improbable tale of a boy from rural Ireland who became a priest in America.

Father Peyton then became a media evangelist, working with the biggest stars of Hollywood from 1947 until his death in 1992, to spread his message that "the family that prays together stays together."

 

The event begins on Saturday, April 9, but really kicks into gear on Palm Sunday, April 10, with The Passion of the Christ, at 7 and 11 p.m.

Perennial favorite The Ten Commandments comes up on Holy Thursday, April 14, at 8 p.m. 

PRAY kicks off the Easter-weekend programming. On Easter Sunday, The 3rd Annual Stellar Music of Hope special makes its cable debut at 10 a.m.

UPtv describes it thus:

Hosted by Jonathan McReynolds and Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Stellar Music of Hope is an Easter celebration of hope, family and uplifting songs featuring Pastor Mike Jr, Smokie Norful, Donnie McClurkin, Brandon Camphor & Oneway, Natalie Grant, Todd Dulaney, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and more!

Two world broadcast premieres of faith-based films start at 7 p.m. with Faith, Hope & Love.

 

Then, at 9 p.m. is Small Group.

 

Here's a sampling of the rest of the offerings:

 

Click here for more information on 'Easter Lives Here." The full schedule provided by UPtv is below:

EASTER PROGRAMMING SLATE (All times ET)
Saturday, April 9
Expecting a Miracle 3p
Ordinary Miracles 5p
Run the Race 7p
When We Last Spoke 9p
Courageous 11p

Sunday, April 10 (Palm Sunday)
Miles From Nowhere 3p
Run the Race 5p
The Passion of the Christ 7p
Mary, Mother of Jesus 9p
The Passion of the Christ 11p
New Life 1a

Monday, April 11
David (Part 1) 8p
David (Part 2) 10p
• The Chosen 101: I Have Called You By Name 12a
The Chosen 102: The Shabbat 1a

Tuesday, April 12
Joseph (Part 1) 8p
Joseph (Part 2) 10p
The Chosen 103: Jesus Loves the Little Children 12a
The Chosen 104: The Rock on Which it Is Built 12:30a

Wednesday, April 13
Moses (Part 1) 8p
Moses (Part 2) 10p
The Chosen 105: The Wedding Gift 12a
The Chosen 106: Indescribable Compassion 1a

Thursday, April 14
The Ten Commandments 8p
The Chosen 107: Invitations 12a
The Chosen 108: I Am He 1a
Reba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone 2a

Friday, April 15 (Good Friday)
Jacob 1p
Joseph Part 1 3p
Joseph Part 2 5p
Mary, Mother of Jesus 7p
The Passion of the Christ 9p
The Passion of the Christ 11p
Jacob 1a

Saturday, April 16 (Holy Saturday)
PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON 9:30a CABLE TELEVISION PREMIERE
Mary, Mother of Jesus 11a
The Ten Commandments 1p
Moses Part 1 5p
Moses Part 2 7p
David Part 1 9p
David Part 2 11p
Mary, Mother of Jesus 1a

Sunday, April 17 (Easter)
Reba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone 9a
3rd Annual Stellar Music of Hope Special 10a CABLE TELEVISION PREMIERE
Courageous 12p
When We Last Spoke 2:30p
In-Lawfully Yours 5p
Faith, Hope & Love 7p WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE
Small Group 9p WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE
Faith, Hope & Love 11:30p
Small Group 1:30a

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