I was Jesus Christ: The world’s 18 best Good Friday Crucifixions
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:
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.)
Mathew Hunter, 30, from Netherley, Liverpool plays Jesus during The Walk of Witness, in Liverpool City Centre.
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.
An actor portraying the part of Jesus Christ, carries the cross during the Good Friday procession in Wuppertal, Germany.
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.)
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.
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.
David Carnell, center, plays the part of Jesus Christ during a “Journey to the Cross” procession while celebrating Good Friday in Sydney, Australia.
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.
A Filipino penitent is nailed to the cross during Good Friday rituals Friday, March 29, 2013 in Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines.
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.
An India Christian devotee reenacts the sufferings of Jesus Christ on the occasion of Good Friday in Mumbai.
Filipino penitent Ruben Enaje, who has portrayed as Jesus Christ for 27 times, grimaces as he is nailed to the cross during Good Friday rituals on March 29, 2013 at Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines. Several Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses Friday to remember Jesus Christ’s suffering and death, an annual rite rejected by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. The Roman in the middle seems to be enjoying it.
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore portrays the part of Jesus Christ, during a performance in Trafalgar Square in London. If he keep the pigeons away, we’re all for it. Go James!
La Merced Catholic church penitents carry a statue of Jesus Christ in a morning procession through the streets of Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.
A veiled woman, recognized as a “Veronica,” holds up a crucifix as she takes part in the Good Friday procession in Quito, Ecuador.
Eric Anakarsis Jarillo Gonzalez, center, an inmate portraying Jesus is helped with his costume by other inmates portraying Roman soldiers as they wait to enter the stage during a reenactment of the Passion of Christ on Good Friday at the Reclusorio Oriente prison in Mexico City.
Faithful hold a statue of Jesus after a Good Friday procession in Masaya, Nicaragua, Friday, March 29, 2013. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (It’s not a doll. It’s an action figure.)