The passion of the Christ

By Vicki Hyatt | Apr 19, 2014
Photo by: Vicki Hyatt

Many members of St. John's Catholic Church congregated at the Pigeon Multi-cultural Community Center Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus.

A cast of about 30 depicted the events leading up to Christ's death on the cross and ultimate resurrection on Easter Sunday. The re-enactment began with John the Baptist evangelizing and baptizing by the water, including the baptism of Jesus.

Even though only Spanish was spoken, those who familiar with the events leading up to Easter recognized the last supper, the agony Christ suffered in the garden the night before he was crucified, the discussion between Pontius Pilate and his wife, Claudia, who warned against her husband's ultimate decision to allow Christ's crucifixion.

The crowning of thorns, mocking after Jesus was scourged and adorned in purple, the carrying of the cross all came alive in the powerful drama.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Charles Zimmerman | Apr 22, 2014 09:15

                Typical denial of history.

                Where are the clergy who accussed Jesus?

                 Where are the people who wanted him dead?

                  Where are the three women that were at his side as he suffered on the cross while the "disciples" hid in the bushes cowering like little girls, while Jesus gave his true lessons to Mary Magdalene, the mother Mary and her sister, Mary that was able to get access to Jesus.

                  This is a true sin of omission.

                   But then again, the catholic church has been denying the truth since Emperor Constantine incorporated trinitarianism into his government and banned the Gnostics of the three Mary's.

                    

                   C.Z.



Posted by: Scott Lilly | Apr 22, 2014 09:45

Mr. Zimmerman, history cannot be denied.  Matthew 16:18 says, "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church."  Every successor since of the Catholic Church is clearly documented here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_popes

 

If your criticism is that something became corrupted or misinterpreted over the 265 people who followed in St. Peter's appointment, that could be.  (An entire protestant movement also had that opinion starting with Martin Luther in the 1500's.)  If your criticism is a lack of faith in who Jesus Christ was, well that is just the magic of the word "faith" -- you either have it, or you don't.  If your criticism is that the re-enactment focused on the son of God and not all you reference, at least my preference is to celebrate the highlight of the season.  Isn't the season (and the commemoration) to celebrate forgiveness of sin and victory over death in this world?  Is it too much to just allow a "Happy Easter" message without scorn?



Posted by: Charles Zimmerman | Apr 23, 2014 09:36

      I recognize that Jesus was a man. Only!

      Like Jefferson, I recognize that the apostle Paul "was the first to prostitute the message of Jesus".

       How fortunate that Jefferson and Madison's recognition of the error that Emperor Constantine created by the incorporation of trinitarianism into his govt. while banning the Gnostics of Mary Magdalene was quite well known.

        "Forgiveness of sin" cannot be achieved in this world. Only God in the heavens can do that.

          There is no such thing as "victory over death".

 

           OUR Founders embraced one God. "Almighty God". They rejected Jesus as "the author of our holy religion".

            They didn't just question the authority of "the church", They established that no church shall ever have authority over the conscience of anyone but their members ever again. 

           That's good enough for me.

 

             C.Z.



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