"Star Wars" inspires an almost religious devotion in many fans. And now they have somewhere to officially worship the space opera movie franchise.
The Zion Church in Berlin is hosting a special service on Sunday to coincide with the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," according to the church's website.
Scenes from the 1983 classic "Return of the Jedi" -- the third movie in George Lucas' original trilogy, directed by Richard Marquand -- will be broadcast to the congregation, reports the BBC.
An organist will interpret music from the "Jedi" score, according to The Local. And worshippers who dress as characters from the films can win tickets to see "The Force Awakens."
Pastors-in-training Ulrike Garve and Lucas Ludewig came up with the idea after drawing parallels between the "Star Wars" epic and the Bible, and have been promoting it via Twitter:
"The more we talked about it, the more we saw parallels to Christian traditions in the films," said Garve, per the church's website. "We want to make these analogies clear to the congregation."
"The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams, premiered at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater on Monday night. It opens to the public on Friday.
Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Carrie Fisher's Leia Organa will appear in the movie, alongside new cast members including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong'o.
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