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The Power And The Gory: The 23 Bloodiest Jesus Christs Of Easter 2014

by | 20th, April 2014

WHEN Jesus died for our sins and was born again, he split history in two; it divided BC from AD. All other major religious figures are dead and buried. Only Jesus is alive – and he’s giving jobs to actors who want it play him in Passion plays. Fake blood flows freely. Beards and hair are grown long; or bought from fancy dress shops and stuck on to penitent heads. In the Philippines, the players got the extra mile, allowing themselves to be nailed to a cross, hands and feet puncture by willing Romans.

It all being what Jesus would have wanted.

 

A man performs during a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the old city district of Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

A man performs during a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the old city district of Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Actors reenact the baptism of Jesus during Holy Week celebrations in the Rimac River in Lima, Peru, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Actors reenact the baptism of Jesus during Holy Week celebrations in the Rimac River in Lima, Peru, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

An Indian Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at The Mount Carmel Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 18, 2014.

An Indian Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at The Mount Carmel Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 18, 2014.

An Indian Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at The Mount Carmel Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 18, 2014.

An Indian Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at The Mount Carmel Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 18, 2014.

A Filipino devotee with his feet nailed to the cross is lifted as they try to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Juan village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014.

A Filipino devotee with his feet nailed to the cross is lifted as they try to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Juan village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014.

 

A Filipino devotee grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Santa Lucia village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014.

A Filipino devotee grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Santa Lucia village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Danish national Lasse Spang Olsen, a 48-year-old filmmaker, grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Juan village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 201

Danish national Lasse Spang Olsen, a 48-year-old filmmaker, grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Juan village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 201

A Filipino devotee who was nailed to the cross is carried by medical personnel after blood comes out of his wounds during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Pedro Cutud village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014

A Filipino devotee who was nailed to the cross is carried by medical personnel after blood comes out of his wounds during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Pedro Cutud village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014

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Portraying Jesus Christ, a parishioner reenacts the steps of Jesus' final hours, during a Good Friday procession in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, April 18, 201

Portraying Jesus Christ, a parishioner reenacts the steps of Jesus’ final hours, during a Good Friday procession in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, April 18, 201

Portraying Jesus Christ a man takes part in a Way of the Cross procession, at the St. Isidoro Agricola church in Palermo, Sicily, Friday, April 18, 2014.

Portraying Jesus Christ a man takes part in a Way of the Cross procession, at the St. Isidoro Agricola church in Palermo, Sicily, Friday, April 18, 2014.

A man reenacts the death of Jesus Christ during a Good Friday performance in Abuja, Nigeria Friday, April 18, 2014.

A man reenacts the death of Jesus Christ during a Good Friday performance in Abuja, Nigeria Friday, April 18, 2014.

Jose Nina, center, is whipped as he carries a cross playing the part of Jesus in a passion play and procession, Friday, April 18, 2014, in downtown San Antonio.

Jose Nina, center, is whipped as he carries a cross playing the part of Jesus in a passion play and procession, Friday, April 18, 2014, in downtown San Antonio.

Christians take part in the traditional Good Friday procession, or the 14 Stations of the Cross, reenacting the steps of Jesus Christ's final hours, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday April 18, 2014.

Christians take part in the traditional Good Friday procession, or the 14 Stations of the Cross, reenacting the steps of Jesus Christ’s final hours, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday April 18, 2014.

Worshippers perform the Stations of the Cross during the celebrations of the Holy Week in Ourem, Portugal, Friday, April 18, 2014.

Worshippers perform the Stations of the Cross during the celebrations of the Holy Week in Ourem, Portugal, Friday, April 18, 2014.

Garry Fraher in the role of Jesus as people watch a Passion reenactment in the village of Nicker in Co Limerick, on Good Friday, as part of the Limerick City of Culture celebrations.

Garry Fraher in the role of Jesus as people watch a Passion reenactment in the village of Nicker in Co Limerick, on Good Friday, as part of the Limerick City of Culture celebrations.

A Christian devotee re-enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Jammu, India, Friday, April 18, 2014.

A Christian devotee re-enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Jammu, India, Friday, April 18, 2014.

A man performs during the Passion of Christ in Lima, Peru, Friday, April 18, 2014.

A man performs during the Passion of Christ in Lima, Peru, Friday, April 18, 2014.

Rodrigo Campos

Rodrigo Campos

James Burke-Dunsmore: The Passion of Jesus is performed by Wintershall Players in Trafalgar Square, London.

James Burke-Dunsmore: The Passion of Jesus is performed by Wintershall Players in Trafalgar Square, London.

Actor Israel Montenegro plays the part of Christ before his crucifixion while reenacting the Passion of Christ on a hill above La Paz,

Actor Israel Montenegro plays the part of Christ before his crucifixion while reenacting the Passion of Christ on a hill above La Paz,

Jesus Christ, center, portrayed by Rodrigo Campos, reenacts the Passion of Christ with other parishioners of San Bernard Catholic Church, through the streets of Riverdale Md., during a Good Friday procession to commemorate the Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Jesus Christ, center, portrayed by Rodrigo Campos, reenacts the Passion of Christ with other parishioners of San Bernard Catholic Church, through the streets of Riverdale Md., during a Good Friday procession to commemorate the Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 18, 2014.



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