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).
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.