The Passion

Earlier in the week I learnt that Exeter was staging The Passion in the streets today, so camera armed I went to see the event. It began with a service in the Cathedral and a procession through the town. I found it in Bedford Square and got a space close to the front of a big crowd of people. 1 where this lady was the  signing interpreter. 2 and a Roman soldier  really looked the part. 3 Mary’s tears washed the feet of Jesus. 4 Judas betrayed Jesus to the scribes and Pharisees. 5 Elders of the tribe watched

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While a blind man told how Jesus had restored his sight.     7 Then Jesus was brought to  the council of High Priests.

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Je was taken before Pontius Pilate, who spoke with Jesus, then asked the people three times, why Jesus should be crucified.

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The crowd only shouted ‘Crucify him’

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And Jesus was taken away

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with Judas looking on.

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He carried a cross to ‘Calvary’

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Where common thieves were also to be crucified.

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He was nailed to the cross

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he prayed to God the Father until he gave his life

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and his body was taken down.

You know the rest of the story.