Good Friday 2016 re-enactment comes alive in the heart of Sydney’s CBD
Jesus, sentenced and beaten, carries his cross to the place of crucifixion. Witnessing this heartrending journey are hundreds of people, stretching from Martin Place along Pitt Street as Jesus moves, stumbling and crying out.
Wesley Mission’s Good Friday Journey to the Cross Procession is an unforgettable experience, bringing the Easter story to life and attracting hundreds of onlookers.
“This is a valuable opportunity to gather and reflect on the passion of Jesus Christ and what he suffered for each of us,” said the Superintendent of Wesley Mission the Rev Keith Garner.
“Throughout the coming week at Wesley Mission, as well as across the whole world, people will find themselves focusing upon the way of the cross. This journey was not filled with those who loved Jesus. The dark words…betrayal, denial, hate, suffering and rejection…paved the painfully familiar road to Calvary. Yet it is in the Person of Jesus we meet raw courage in all its fullness, and enduring strength and hope that transcends human boundaries.”
At around 1.30pm this Friday a musical drama on the forecourt behind the waterfall at Martin Place begins and concludes with Jesus stumbling and beaten carrying the cross along Pitt Street to the Wesley Centre at 220 Pitt Street. This is a unique experience that brings the story of Jesus to the streets of Sydney’s bustling CBD and something that should be experienced first hand. Afterward join the Rev. Keith Garner for the Good Friday worship service in Wesley Centre.
Wesley Mission will host a series of powerful events, re-enactments, worships services and events during Holy Week 2016. For more details check the Wesley Mission website.
For more than 50 years Wesley Mission has taken the story of Easter into the public space giving people the opportunity to hear and share in the message of Easter.