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The Passion, part 1
April 19, 2009, 9:13 am
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The Crucifixion, now with 20% more blood!

The Crucifixion, now with 20% more blood

Instead of a single Christ, the Arandas passion play had one for each station, along with the processional cross-bearing Christ flanked by Romans on horses.  This picture was taken shortly before the procession reached the crucifixion site, as the various characters got into their positions.  At the last minute, it was decided Christ wasn’t sufficiently bloody, and was called down off the cross to have further “blood” splashed, wiped, and poured all over him, returning to the cross just in time for the crowd’s arrival.

Mel Gibson would be proud.