Jesus on the streets of Durban

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The final steps of Jesus depicted in last year’s march through the streets of Durban organised by Durban Christian Centre. This year’s march, accompanied by five floats displaying Biblical scenes, will take place on Wednesday, March 25.

Durban’s Dr Pixley Kaseme street will become a flashback to the Via  Dolorosa, a street within the Old City of Jerusalem, when a depiction of the last hours of the Lord Jesus Christ are re-enacted on Wednesday, March 25. 

The Via Dolorosa, or “place of grief”, is believed to be the path that Jesus walked, carrying His cross, on the way to His crucifixion. 

Five floats, representing different bible scenes, will be led by a procession depicting the final steps of Jesus when he carried His wooden crucifix through the streets of Jerusalem. The sadistic treatment of Jesus will be portrayed by a company of actors dressed as Roman soldiers.

The march will start at the Berea Christian Centre in Warwick Avenue at 10.00 am, ending with an Easter message by Pastor John Torrens, of Durban Christian Centre, outside the Durban City Hall.

The event, organised by Durban Christian Centre, features churches from Bluff, Phoenix and the DCC Jesus Dome.

This annual Jesus march through the city is followed up by a dramatic Easter Passion Play at the Jesus Dome over the Easter weekend (April 3,4 and 5 at 7.00pm each night).

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A scene from the dramatic Easter Passion Play at the DCC Jesus Dome last Easter. This year’s production will take place on April 3, 4 and 5 and 7pm each night.

The play “One week and forever after” (Owafo) is a fast-moving adaption of the last week in the earthly life of the Lord Jesus Christ and features a cast of 150, with specially written music and song as well as several colourful dance scenes. Tickets are R30 each and are available at Computicket or at the door. For any enquiries contact Bulelwa Mvulana at 0312425000.

4 Comments

  1. This is a great time to reflect on the love and sacrifice that kept Christ on the cross to ransom us.

  2. I do hope there is an age restriction or warning for sensitive attendees. If the gruesome scene above is an example of what is on show, I’d keep young children away. It could be disturbing.

  3. Great march it was which pulled an eye of every passerby and every motorist and commuting passenger. I believe it even became a household theme during supper for most of the Durbanites. I shall say, Durban shall never be the same because Durban is for Jesus and Jesus is for Durban!!

  4. Mel Gibson would be proud of the truth being depicted in such a manner…his “Passion of the Christ” hit a home run like no other.