St. Henry’s Catholic Church Brings Back the Passion of Christ Show

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Good Friday is a time when Christians recognize the sacrifice Jesus made when he died on the cross. St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Lake Charles is honoring this with its first performance of the Passion of Christ since the pandemic began.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ – this is the meaning behind the Easter holiday.

“It’s a really powerful and beautiful thing,” Jose Derosal said.

From the Last Supper, the crucifixion, to eternal life – volunteers from St. Henry’s Catholic Church put on a show in thanks for the day Jesus died on the cross.

“A lot of people don’t know much about Jesus and what he really looked like at that time,” Delrosal said. “They watched movies, but seeing it in real time, happening to real people is a different feeling than you get.”

Brenda Martinez played an angel in this year’s performance. She said her favorite part is the crowd that the Passion of Christ brings.

“Honestly, it really shows you the meaning of what Easter is, why we celebrate Easter and makes you appreciate it more,” Martinez said.

As the role of Jesus, Jose Delrosal said the crucifixion is his favorite because it signifies the power of sacrifice.

“There’s a lot of pain in that scene, and it’s really nice to see it happen in front of you, and to be able to feel that it’s an even better experience,” Delrosal said.

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