Good Friday is a day Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed as part of the “Paschal Triduum” (The three days of Christ’s death and resurrection) on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday,
The Catholic church worldwide and members of many Christian denominations, including the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Oriental Orthodox, and Reformed traditions, observe Good Friday with fasting and church services.
For that reason, the parishioners and members of the St Paul’s Catholic Church Kpehe, in Accra -New Town marked their good Friday service with The Passion of Christ play which reminiscent and depict the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The congregation was led by their parish priest Very Rev Fr. Dr Peter Rocky Hesse and his assistant Rev Fr. Elvis Mensah including a retired resident priest Monsignor Agbenu.
The passion of Christ play was carried on some of the principal streets in the Accra – New Town vicinity to remind Christians and community members of the sorrow and pains in which Jesus Christ died to purge us of our sins and bring us closer to God the father.
The play was brought to a close at the main chapel with concluding rites and prayers. The parish priest reminded the congregation of the significant of the event as well as the pillars of the Lenten season; to fast, pray and give alms. Thereupon, adjure them to reflect on their lives.
He mentioned that “An unexamined life is not worth living. You should be in a reflective mode and reflect on the life and death of the Lord Jesus Christ” Rev.Fr. Dr.Peter Hesse said.
The mages below are some of the scenes from the passion of Christ’s drama which was largely characterized by the church youth actors.