PHOTOS: 76th Easter sunrise service at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

The 76th Easter sunrise service at Red Rocks Amphitheatre took place on Sunday in Morrison.

The annual event is sponsored every year by the Colorado Council of Churches. The doors opened at 4:30 a.m. but people arrived much earlier to get parking and seats as both are available on a first come first served basis. Event organizers expected around 10,000 people. The service represents 13 Christian denominations and more than 800 churches across the state. Rain, snow or shine the service is rarely cancelled.  In the past 10 years it’s only been cancelled three times. In 2016 it was cancelled due to weather and due to the pandemic it was cancelled in 2020 and 2021. The highest attendance was in 2015 when around 15,000 people turned out for the service.

Adrian Miller, executive director, Colorado Council of Churches, gave the welcome address to the packed audience.  Sharon Hicks and Father Michael Nicosia performed pre-service music; The Reverend Tamara Boynton gave the morning prayer, the Lord’s prayer and the blessing and sending forth; The Reverend Stan Adamson gave the invitation to the offering, and Reverend Father Pablo Burson gave the sermon. The Blood Brothers 303 performed the musical worship.

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