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Your Inspirational TV Roundup For Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Celebrate Holy Week and Easter Sunday by tuning into these inspirational shows on TV. 

Juan Pablo Di Pace in The Bible Continues
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From documentaries and mini-series, to classic films and NBC’s highly anticipated sequel series A.D. The Bible Continues, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the stories of the Bible during Holy Week, and they’re just a click away. 

Sunday, March 29th

Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery: CNN is airing back to back episodes of their investigative series on the true story of Jesus. The mini-marathon begins at 7 p.m. and culminates with a new episode airing at 9 p.m. which examines the legend of the True Cross. (CNN, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.)

Killing Jesus: Based on Bill O’Reilly’s book of the same name, the show is a fictionalized retelling of the life and death of Jesus Christ. (National Geographic, 8 p.m.)

The Passion of the Christ: The film, directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel, depicts the final hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth on the day of his crucifixion. (UPtv, 7 p.m.)

Tuesday, March 31st

The Dovekeepers: The two-night series premiere chronicles the lives of four Jewish women during the Roman’s siege of the city of Masada. (CBS, 9 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 1st

King of Kings: UPtv’s collection of the most iconic movies based on books of the Bible. Tonight’s installment centers on the life of Jesus Christ. (UPtv, 9 p.m.) 

The Dovekeepers: The conclusion of the mini-series ends with the invasion of Masada by the Romans and we learn the fate of the Jews left in the city. (CBS, 9 p.m.)

Thursday, April 2nd

Mary, Mother of Jesus: The extraordinary life of Jesus, from birth to crucifixion, as seen through the eyes of his mother Mary. (UPtv, 9 p.m.)

Friday, April 3rd

Judas: The story of the friendship between Jesus and Judas that ended in ultimate betrayal. (UPtv, 7 p.m.)

Saturday, April 4th

Jesus: The Lost 40 Days: A look at the 40 days following Jesus’ resurrection, before his ascension. (HIST, 12 p.m.)

The Bible – Beginnings: The first of this five part series features Noah, enduring God’s wrath and the Israelites being led out of Egypt by Moses. (HIST, 2 p.m.)

The Bible – Homeland: Joshua conquers Jericho; Delilah betrays Samson; and David Battles Goliath in the second installment of the series. (HIST, 4 p.m.)

The Bible – Hope: In part 3 of the series, the Jews are enslaved in Babylon; Mary is told she will bear a child; and Jesus is born. (HIST, 6 p.m.)

The Bible – Mission: In this fourth episode, Jesus resurrects Lazarus; Caiaphas persuades Judas to betray Jesus; and Jesus is arrested. (HIST, 8 p.m.)

The Bible – Passion: The conclusion of the series sees Peter deny Jesus; Judas hang himself and Jesus crucified. (HIST, 10 p.m.) 

Sunday, April 5th

TCM Movie Marathon: Turner Classic Movies is celebrating Easter with a movie marathon featuring Biblically-themed films like Ben Hur (1959), King of Kings (1961) and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). The marathon kicks off at 9:30 a.m. (TCM, 9:30 a.m.)

The Ten Commandments (1956): This Cecil B. DeMille classic story relates the life of Moses (played by Charlton Heston), from the time he was discovered in the bulrushes as an infant by the pharaoh’s daughter, to his long struggle to free the Israelites from their slavery at the hands of the Egyptians, as well as his climb up Mount Sinai to receive the tablets containing God’s commands.(ABC, 7 p.m.)

A.D. The Bible Continues: Peter and the disciples experience their darkest hour in the premiere of this miniseries that dramatizes the impact of Christ’s death on his disciples and the era’s political and religious leaders. (NBC, 9 p.m.) 

** A previous version of this article stated that the Killing Jesus special aired on the History Channel. That has been corrected.**

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