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.