Act of God? Crucifixion Cross for Jesus Christ Blown Down on Exeter Cathedral Green
Posted by addisethiopia on April 2, 2015
A wooden cross installed on Exeter’s Cathedral Green for a re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion has been blown over.
The central cross of three erected on the grass for the Good Friday Passion play came down in gale-force conditions on Monday night.
The concrete footing of the structure also cracked as it tumbled to the ground.
Adrian Jackson, 40, who is directing the Walk of Witness, said the cast and crew were looking forward to “sharing the Easter story” – despite having a few problems to solve beforehand.
“It’s been quite intense this year, but also fun,” he said.
Hundreds of people are expected to watch the annual dramatisation of Christ’s death and resurrection.
Mr Jackson said: “It’s a good opportunity to tell the complete story in a public place. Many people don’t fully understand that story, so it’s a good chance for them to realise why we celebrate Easter.”
A ‘service of unity’ will take place in Exeter Cathedral at 10am – enabling people to worship and hear a Christian message – before the Biblical scenes unfold outside.
The main action will take place on the green and a procession will go down the High Street.
Hot cross buns will be handed-out after the play.
Members of various interdenominational churches in the city are working together to stage the play.