Saturday, April 11, 2009

Good Friday on a Crucified Cross

As a Catholic nation, we seriously take Good Friday as a time of devotion. Normally, Filipino families would hear a mass and watch a reenactment of Jesus' passion and death. For my family, we simply closed our store and just stayed home and enjoyed movie marathon from morning until evening.

But across the nation, around 30 Filipinos and an American reenacted the crucifixation. Over 50 years, Filipinos exercise this tradition out of devotion for graces received or penance. Tourists from other countries actually applaud this while others find this as foolish. However, I personally see this as a sacrifice out of religious conviction. Being hit by thorns or blades and being nailed are no easy works indeed.

I took the liberty to upload an actual video of the reenactment.

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