It’s an old Evangelical tradition: the “Easter Sunrise Service,” when people get out of bed early to go to church (or somewhere) and celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
For some people–especially musicians–rising from the dead is an easier task than getting up in the morning. Celebrating anything before noon is problematic. But necessary: as one Iranian friend told me, she had resigned herself to having to get up, make classes, etc….
Necessary until now, in the case of Easter Sunrise Service. If you live in the Continental United States (and this goes for most of the Western Hemisphere) and you are a night owl, your ship has come in. Thanks to live internet streaming and the time shift, we can now join the Sunrise Resurrection Service from the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem–a very nice one at that–at a decent hour. Decent as follows: since the service starts at 0630 Sunday morning in Jerusalem, it translates into starting at 2330 Saturday night Eastern time.