The ‘Way of the Cross’ on the streets of Romanian cities

A Romanian potter who wants to remind people the real meaning of Easter started to remake Jesus Christ’s sufferance while carrying the cross on his way to his crucifixion.

Dan Leş has been playing the role of Christ for 11 years, helped by other costumed actors and involving the people who are participating to the event called “The Way of the Cross”.

The initiative started in 2004 in Baia Mare, where one of the three organizing associations is active.  Every year they select a number of Romanian cities where they present their event.

The actors have different religious background to demonstrate that “they are no borders in Christianity”. Organizers say the procession is very realistic in order to represent the events we celebrate each year on Easter.

This year, “The Way of the Cross” will arrive in seven cities during the Holy Week preceding Easter, including:

–         Constanţa (on Monday, April 14, starting at 18:00 in Parc Gară)

–         Bucureşti (Tuesday, April 15, at 18:00 in the OldCenter – Lipscani)

–         Brăila (Wednesday, April 16, 14:00 – Club Progresul)

–         Galaţi (Wednesday, April 1618:00, Inelul de Rocadă)

–         Braşov (Thursday, April 17, 17:00, Sică Alexandrescu Theater)

–         Arad (Friday, April 18, 18:00, Casa Sindicatelor).

By Paul Sinka, guest writer

Photo source: „Drumul Crucii” Association

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