MultiChoice Zimbabwe has announced the creation of a pop-up channel on DStv dedicated for the Easter commemoration.
The new channel is aimed at Christians from all denominations and will run from Thursday, April 9, through to Easter Monday, April 13.
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The channel is to be known as the African Easter Channel and is being hosted in collaboration with TBN Africa.
African Easter will be available on DStv channel 344.
The development was confirmed to Pindula News by Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe. She said:
All Christians will be pleased with this special channel, which will provide a means of hearing more about the meaning and messages of Easter despite confinement during the lockdown.
The channel’s schedule will include significant input from the Methodist, Anglican and Catholic churches. Popular gospel artists such as Zimbabwean Michael Mahendere, Dr Tumi and Rebecca Malope will also feature prominently in the channel.
We are delighted that DStv can give viewers a meaningful experience of Easter at this most important time for Christians, and we are sure that people disappointed at not being able to commemorate in church the various points of worship during the Easter weekend will be pleased at this outreach opportunity, knowing they do so in fellowship with so many other Christians in their own homes.
The content for the channel is being recorded by various churches in safe conditions and will include music, sermons and services.
Good Friday marks the holiest day of the Christian calendar, while the celebration of Christ’s resurrection is on Easter Sunday.
This year Christians across Zimbabwe failed to observe Palm Sunday because of the government’s stay-at-home orders to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)