For over 93 years, Bok Tower Gardens has celebrated Easter morning with a Sunrise Service. However, to comply with the State of Florida’s current guidelines, this year’s service will be held virtually.
The service will be streamed on Facebook Live on Sunday, April 12 at 7 a.m. and include a message from Rev. Tim Nunez, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Wales, and scared carillon music performed by Geert D’hollander.
Crowds of more than 2,000 people have gathered on the Great Lawn each year. The Easter Sunrise Service is the longest-running event at the Gardens, and for the first time ever, it will be offered globally to digital audiences.
“Edward Bok started this service before the Gardens were officially open to the public in 1929. We are hoping our efforts to transition to a virtual service will allow the positive message, and beautiful music to impact viewers from around the globe,” said David Price, president and CEO. “For those of faith, Easter is a time for reflection and honoring the ultimate sacrifice. This year we gather and worship in exciting, new ways.”
As of the time of writing, Bok Tower Gardens is closed until further notice. For more information, visit BokTowerGardens.org.