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7 Versions of 'Jesus Christ Is Risen Today' — Do You Have a Favorite?

Tell us about your Easter favorite.

YouTube screen shot of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
YouTube screen shot of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Easter Sunday is for baskets full of chocolate and colored eggs, for ham and lamb and no elbows on the table but for family all around it.

For more than 2 billion people around the world, though, it’s also a celebration, the day that Christians believe Christ rose from the dead.

Here, then, we've put together seven distinct versions of the Christian hymn, “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today.” Do you have a favorite? Tell us in comments below.

  1. King's College Choir
  2. Duke Chapel, Easter 2012
  3. BKBC: Viola Solo
  4. The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
  5. Contemporary
  6. Chris Fleischer, Piano
  7. Mormon Tabernacle Choir
— Todd Richissin, Patch

Gary April 21, 2014 at 12:44 PM
I noticed you still haven't ripped into Islam. What's wrong? Do you find the tenets and customs of Islam more acceptable than those of Catholicism?
News, not Spam! April 21, 2014 at 01:36 PM
End all religions, and there will be far less war and more peace. As for the OC and global warming, I have no opinion.
Gary April 21, 2014 at 01:49 PM
So you think religion is the primary cause of war. OK. How do you explain over 100 million people who were killed by their own god-less Communist governments in the last century? They ban religions in most Communist countries so shouldn't those countries have been peaceful, Utopian places?
News, not Spam! April 21, 2014 at 02:24 PM
To repost a response from another thread, "as for Communism, just because it demands atheism doesn’t mean it follows from atheism. It’s just incompatible with any religion because the Communist ideology will not tolerate any competitors. It’s too close to a religion itself". Hitler and the Nazi Party made a treaty with the Pope during WWII, although it was a shaky one at best. Stalin, Mao, and those idiots in North Korea forced citizens to believe that they were divine individuals, thereby establishing "state religion". Stalin was more about absolute power, but never openly rejected the idea that he was believed to be a divine figure. You are confusing the idea of communism as the alternative to religion. Either way, I am not going to get into that here. Have a nice day, and get rid of your religion. I did, and have never been happier. Religion poisons everything.
tenth district April 22, 2014 at 06:46 PM
My favorite part about easter is when jesus rises up yet no one saw the guy in 2000 years even though he could come down for a second hahahaha. Bible says satan comes and goes from god to earth and vice versa...and we know is ok for jesus to show his face since he did it in "front of hundreds" back in the day where you can't go back and check hahahaha so to make a long story short religions want real money in exchange for funny stories. I have a few questions for the religious freaks: why did jesus stay dead 3 days? Couldn't death be defeated right away? And what kind of sacrifice jesus did if he came back to life? Isn't sacrifice something like permanent? Religions were started by morons, vicious and slick like the type you see in Afghanistan today...and it became the greatest business: no expense as promising pies in the sky is free, no taxes since religions get the breaks yet collect hard cash every sunday rain or shine...boy I wish I would have thought of that myself. At least jews and Christians are decent enough to chill regarding warfare unlike the muslims...but still, religions are poor-designed and nicely wraped garbage

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