Praise, prayer, stories and history with DStv this Easter
07 April 2022
Celebrate Easter with special shows on 1Gospel, Dumisa, TBN and History on DStv from 15-18 April
The Easter weekend is a time of solemn reflection ending in an outpouring of joy and hope. And from Good Friday on 15 April, until Easter Sunday on 17 April and the Monday, 18 April public holiday, you and your family will be able to join this celebration of faith with people and churches around the world.
DStv channels 1Gospel (DStv Channel 331), TBN (DStv Channel 343) and Dumisa (DStv Channel 340) have compiled special programmes to lead us in prayer and song, packed with bible stories for special reflection. And History (DStv Channel 186) is filling the Easter Weekend with documentaries on the Crucifixion, the experience of faith, and a deep study of the Bible, the Commandments and their importance throughout history.
No matter where you are or who you’re with, get swept up in the spirit as DStv brings the light of worship into your home this Easter.
Easter with TBN
TBN (DStv Channel 343) is the largest Christian Television Network in the world. And this Easter, they’re leading us in prayer and song with beautiful music and Bible readings. Especially look out for the Risen King Easter Special on Sunday, 17 April, which brings us a musical journey through Christ’s last days on earth; His crucifixion and death, culminating in the joy of resurrection. And the Global Easter Celebration on Sunday, 17 April, which brings us more music and celebration. The Easter programming will continue with resurrection specials and more until Monday, 25 April.
Join host Matthew West in the beautiful Museum of the Bible as he takes viewers through the significant moments of Easter morning; along with performances of some of favourite songs celebrating the joy of Easter.
Watch The History of Easter on Monday, 11 April at 20:30 on TBN (DStv Channel 343).
Film based on an imaginative short story by Max Lucado. Set in Jerusalem at Christ's time, this tale follows Claudius (Robert Jobe), a Roman guard who winds up amidst a cover up regarding Christ's execution and the events that followed.
Watch Resurrection on Monday, 18 April at 20:30 on TBN (DStv Channel 343).
Dumisa celebrating a beautifully South African Easter is the run-up to the Easter Weekend, as we join choirs and worshipers from cultural groups and churches around the country for messages that embrace our beautiful differences along with our shared faith in the message of resurrection and salvation. The Good Friday message on 15 April is a reflection on the powerful final words of Jesus, given to us from the cross.
Umanyano brings you inspirational Biblical teachings in the comfort of your home. Visit other churches through Umanyano as we take you to various women’s interdenominational services from close and far. See what the spirit of togetherness can accomplish.
Watch Umanyano from Thursday, 4 April at 15:00 on Dumisa (DStv Channel 340).
Hulisani brings local choirs led by various indigenous groups into the studio to perform inspiring songs. This Monday to Friday show is packed with Proudly SA Choirs, celebrating Choristers, Clap & Tap, Brass Bands, Zion and Community Choirs. It’s an African worship celebration!
Watch Hulisani Mondays-Fridays at 17:00 on Dumisa (DStv Channel 340).
Dumisa TV showcases the remembrance of Crucification, through Jesus’s "Seven Sayings", his final message to the faithful, from the cross. Reflect on the power of forgiveness, the certainty of a welcome in heaven, faith through times of agony and despair, and a surrender into God’s hands.
Watch Easter Special from Friday, 15 April at 18:00 on Dumisa (DStv Channel 340).
1Gospel is your 24-hour Gospel Music and inspiration channel. And from Easter Friday on 15 April, it’s time to rise up and raise your voice with us in an hour-long praise and worship session that’ll send chills through your body. And then if you’ve been following the 1Gospel Out and About Presenter Search adventure, tune in for the brand-new season of Out and About on Wednesday, 20 April to see Selathe Mathiya at work with the team, bringing you news of Christian community and special events. Congratulations, Selathe!
It’s a brand-new season with our new presenter, Presenter Search winner Selathe Mathiya! Stay in the know with what is happening on the Christian calendar. Get the latest news of concerts, studio recordings, music & book launches, fashion shows, community building and more. With April being the Easter month, the Out and About team has been hard at work finding special services and celebrations in your area.
Watch Out and About from Wednesday, 20 April at 17:30 on 1Gospel (DStv Channel 331).
This Easter the History channel (DStv Channel 186) has special documentaries that explore the rise of the Christian faith, Biblical history, archaeology and scholarship, and the facts of the crucifixion. It’s intriguing family viewing for anyone who is fascinated by Bible stories and wants to know more about the times that Jesus lived in, and the people He came from. History’s documentaries also focus on how Christianity has changed the world, and how Faith has shaped our laws and our world today.
This documentary explores the origins of crucifixion as a torturous method of execution. It was documented 500 years before the time of Christ, when Persian King Darius crucified 3,000 of his political opponents in Babylon. And the practice continues to this day. Find out what Jesus really went through on the cross.
Watch Crucifixion on Friday, 15 April at 21:05 on History (DStv Channel 186)
Scientists and believers around the world are using science to explore everything from the far reaches of the cosmos, to the inner workings of the human mind, to open new frontiers in this ultimate quest. Learn about the “God Particle”, and a special phenomenon seen in people who practice their faith daily, from Catholic nuns to Buddhist monks.
Watch Proving God on Sunday, 17 April at 11:45 on History (DStv Channel 186)
This 2-part documentary (part 2 The Laws of Man follows at 14:15) explores the origins and historical context of the 10 Commandments given to Moses in the Old Testament. Experts including lawyer Alan Dershowitz and theologian Daniel Smith Christopher explore the commandments then, and how they affect our legal system now.
Watch Proving God on Sunday, 17 April at 13:20 & 14:15 on History (DStv Channel 186)
Banned from The Bible: Enigmas of The Old Testament
Religious scholars examine the stories said to be banned from the Old Testament Bible. If Cain killed Abel and the only woman on earth was Eve, how did Cain have children? Is there a connection between Noah's Ark and Stonehenge? The answers to these intriguing questions are buried within ancient writings.
Watch Banned from The Bible: Enigmas of The Old Testament on Sunday, 17 April at 15:10 & 16:45 on History (DStv Channel 186)
As a boy, did Jesus actually kill a child? The answer might lie within ancient writings that were excluded from the Bible as we know it today, like The Book of Jubilees, The Infancy Gospel of Thomas, and The Gospel of Peter. Get insight into the concerns of religious leaders who spread the faith.
Watch Banned from The Bible: Special on Sunday, 17 April at 17:40 on History (DStv Channel 186)