Why are they stopping the Hill Cumorah pageant?

Why are they stopping the Hill Cumorah pageant?

The 2021 Hill Cumorah Pageant has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday. In place of this year’s live performances, the church will broadcast the 2019 pageant beginning on July 9 at broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

Will there be a Palmyra pageant in 2021?

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hill Cumorah Pageant, originally scheduled to have its final season in 2021, has been canceled and will not be held in future years.

What happened on Hill Cumorah?

The events that took place at the Hill Cumorah were foundational to the establishment of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Directed by the angel Moroni, Joseph Smith found the golden plates deposited in the hill on September 22, 1823, approximately three miles from his home.

Do you need tickets for the Hill Cumorah pageant?

The pageant featured more than 700 cast members, 1,300 costumes, and a 10-level stage. It ran for seven nights in late July and attracts approximately 35,000 viewers annually. No donations were accepted and no tickets were required, although seating is first-come, first-served.

Does the Mormon Church celebrate Easter?

Latter-day Saints conduct Easter Sunday services but do not follow the religious observances of Ash Wednesday, Lent, or Holy Week. Latter-day Saint Easter services traditionally review New Testament and Book of Mormon accounts of Christ’s crucifixion, His Resurrection, and surrounding events.

Why are there no more LDS pageants?

Because of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its decision Tuesday to cancel three pageants scheduled to take place in 2021. In place of its 2021 performance, the church will broadcast the 2019 Hill Cumorah Pageant.

Is the Nauvoo Pageant ending?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Hill Cumorah and Nauvoo pageants for 2021 are cancelled, according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In April of 2020, organizers announced the July run of the pageant — its 83rd and final performance — would be delayed until 2021.

Is there a cave in the Hill Cumorah?

The New York Hill Cumorah is a [drumlin] laid down anciently by a glacier in motion. It is comprised of gravel and earth. Geologically, it is impossible for the hill to have a cave, and all those who have gone in search of the cave have come back empty-handed.

How many people died at Cumorah?

In this hill, a Book of Mormon figure, Mormon, deposited a number of metal plates containing the record of his nation of Nephites, just prior to their final battle with the Lamanites in which at least 230,000 people were killed.

Is the Hill Cumorah Pageant ending?

MANCHESTER — The famed Hill Cumorah Pageant will not be performed this year for the final time. The Pageant, which was slated to end in its 83rd year last year, was postponed for its final season to July 2021.

How many people attend the Hill Cumorah Pageant?

The 2019 pageant featured its largest cast ever with 770 participants, whose ages ranged from 6 months to 82 years old, filling 1,200 roles.

When is the hill Cumorah Pageant in Manchester?

The pageant ran July 11-13 and 16-20, 2019, on the hillside next to the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center in Manchester, New York. Credit: Matt Barr Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the Hill Cumorah Pageant Commemorative Devotional broadcast on July 9, 2021. Credit: Screenshot, ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Why did elder Christofferson do the hill Cumorah Pageant?

Elder Christofferson shared his belief that for all who volunteered, the Hill Cumorah Pageant became a cherished part of their lives and of their conviction regarding the Book of Mormon and the Savior. He shared the experience of a father who stayed in a tent with his family in what was called “Zion’s Camp” on the back side of Hill Cumorah.

Who was the owner of the hill Cumorah?

Elder George Albert Smith had a key role in the purchase of Joseph Smith’s family farm and the Hill Cumorah near Palmyra, New York. He is shown here at the dedication of the Hill Cumorah Monument on July 21, 1935. Credit: Courtesy of the Church History Library

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