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I was Jesus Christ: The world’s 18 best Good Friday Crucifixions

by | 30th, March 2013

ON Good Friday, we ask ourselves what Jesus looked like? All around the world Christians dress up as Jesus Christ to play his role in the Crucifixion:

Philippines Holy Week

A man portraying Jesus Christ grimaces as he carries a cross during a reenactment of Christ’s suffering and death as part of Maundy Thursday rituals to atone for sins on March 28, 2013 in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. (Hair is by Kate Bush.)

Walk of Witness - Liverpool

Mathew Hunter, 30, from Netherley, Liverpool plays Jesus during The Walk of Witness, in Liverpool City Centre.

Brazil Good Friday

Portraying Jesus Christ, a parishioner reenacts the steps of Jesus’ final hours, in the traditional Good Friday procession, or the 14 Stations of the Cross, in Pirenopolis, Brazil.

Germany Holy Week

An actor portraying the part of Jesus Christ, carries the cross during the Good Friday procession in Wuppertal, Germany.

Haiti Good Friday

Parishioners take part in the traditional Good Friday reenactment of Jesus Christ’s final hours in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Jesus had a demi-wave specially for the occasion.)

Spain Holy Week

Penitents carry a Jesus Christ figure as they take part in a procession of “Santo Cristo” during Holy Week in Bercianos de Aliste, northern Spain. Jesus is played by a statue.

Spain Holy Week

As above.

Good Friday

Miguel Vega portraying Jesus prepares with other parishioners from the Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church to conduct a Good Friday procession to commemorate the Stations of the Cross.

Australia Good Friday

David Carnell, center, plays the part of Jesus Christ during a “Journey to the Cross” procession while celebrating Good Friday in Sydney, Australia.

Philippines Crucifixions Philippines Crucifixions

A Filipino penitent is nailed to the cross during Good Friday rituals Friday, March 29, 2013 in Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines. A case of extreme oneupmanship.

Britain Easter Pilgrimage

A Filipino penitent is nailed to the cross during Good Friday rituals Friday, March 29, 2013 in Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines.

Holy Week Photo Gallery

A woman kisses a statue of Jesus Christ at the end of a Holy Week mass at the Church of Divine Mercy in Panama City.

Holy Week Photo Gallery

An India Christian devotee

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