SAN ANTONIO - It's Good Friday, the day Jesus Christ was crucified, and his march to the cross is re-enacted by the archdiocese of San Antonio every year.
Each year the Catholic faithful re-enact the Passion of Christ at San Fernando Cathedral in downtown San Antonio.
The re-enactment is done in Spanish but everything about the story of Jesus’ long and painful walk to the cross is universally understood.
The streets of downtown San Antonio are, generally, packed with thousands of on-lookers watching the procession. Some of whom, are brought to tears to see things likes thorny crown on the head of Jesus and the blood on his body.
The re-enactment is personal and emotional for many.
Such an intense production. It feels so real. pic.twitter.com/WVfS4vu1Ad— Charlie Cooper (@CharlieKENS5) April 14, 2017
Lots of people emotional as they watch the re-enactment of the Passion of the Christ. pic.twitter.com/7ZqalyghTe— Charlie Cooper (@CharlieKENS5) April 14, 2017
A prayer service at Milam Park will start at 10 a.m. on Friday. The actual re-enactment begins at 10:30 a.m. Per the program, spectators will see the actor playing Jesus crucified at noon at San Fernando cathedral.
The re-enactment means a number of streets downtown will be closed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. The closures start from Milam Park at North Santa Rosa from West Houston Street to Dolorosa Street. Then, the street will be closed from Dolorosa and Santa Rosa down to South Main Street which is right beside by the cathedral.
For more information on the re-enactment and road closures, you can visit https://sfcathedral.org/.