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The Crucifixion ! Photos by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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The Crucifixion !

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Soldiers Stand Guard – Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr. Filipino citizens assume the roles of Roman soldiers and stand guard at the crucifixion site on the grounds of the Metropolitan Chapel in Palo, Leyte, during Good Friday’s Holy Week observances.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Mourners Approach – Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.   A raised mound in the courtyard of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Palo, Leyte serves as the site of the three crosses.  Statues on the crosses enhance the eerie feeling of realism.  The soldiers stand their post as people dressed as mourners approach the three crosses.  People who attended the Good Friday observance were able to watch the re-creation of the crucifixion, during the Holy Week observance.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

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Crucifixion Cadre – Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.  Citizens assume the role of the Roman soldiers of the Crucifixion Cadre.  The citizen-soldiers’ acting abilities enhanced the experience of witnessing the Good Friday, Holy Week observance on the grounds of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Palo, Leyte.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

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Witness to the Crucifixion – Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.  People who attended the Good Friday observance at the Metropolitan Chapel, in Palo, Leyte, were witnesses to this choreographed crucifixion.  The significance of the ritual symbolism, could best be described, as the emotional feelings of the individual — within the multitude of witnesses.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Good Friday In Leyte–Photos by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Philippines Passion Play – Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.  Today, April 6, 2012, these people recreate the journey to the crucifixion.  The streets of Tacloban City are usually bustling with people shopping and going to and from work.  Today, the buildings resembled a modern day ghost town, except for the occasional car, truck, trike or jeepney.  Then, on Real Street in Tacloban City, this group of citizen actors recreate the journey to the crucifixion.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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