Saturday, March 22, 2008

Placeres Via crucis

For much over 50 years the people of the Cerro Placeres have made at the streets and square surrounding the Nra. Sra. de Lourdes parish their traditional Via crucis viviente. Certainly, it is not the Oberammergau passion play but it is the older real folk religious play made in Chile by the parishioners with a personification of the 14th stations of the holy cross. The script was written before the Vatican II and it starts in Latin. The people recreates it using a recorded script telling all the events of the passion, and those who play the main roles are indeed people that live this via crucis as their own easter ordeal and not play just a stage rol for the via crucis.
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