Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Today we have for you three classic old time radio programs about Easter… excellent for family listening this week. Enjoy!

The Passion, Death & Resurrection

A great dramatic interpretation of the scriptural story of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ. This program follows the scriptural story quite faithfully, and much of the script for this drama IS scripture. This is a moving retelling of this greatest of all stories, and was originally broadcast on Family Theatre on April 17, 1957.

The Son of Man

Another wonderful Easter program! This episode of the CBS Radio Workshop from April 21, 1957 is the story of the crucifixion and resurrection — told entirely using KJV Scripture readings from all four of the Gospels. Portions from each Gospel are read by different actors, so you've got Robert Young ("Father Knows Best") reading from Matthew, Herbert Marshall reading from Mark, Victor Jory reading from Luke, and Vincent Price reading from John. Raymond Burr is the host & narrator. Music is by Bach.

Bonus Program: The Great Gildersleeve – Easter Sunrise Service

Finally, we make a return visit to The Great Gildersleeve's household where preparations are being made to attend the annual Easter Sunrise Service. A delightful seasonal episode of this classic family comedy, with an unexpectedly moving finale. Enjoy!

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