Filipinos re-enacts Jesus crucifixion on Holy Friday (Video)
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Filipinos re-enacts Jesus crucifixion on Holy Friday (Video)

Manila : Philippines | Apr 05, 2012 at 5:49 AM PDT
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CRUCIFIXION, CEBU, PHILIPPINES

Dozens of Filipino devotees will re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the cross this Holy Friday in towns across the Philippines to remember Christ's last hours of suffering and death. Crucifixion videos surfaces on Youtube to document the annual event that highlights the observance of holy week in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.

This year foreigners will be banned from taking part excepts as spectators. Some foreigners have previously been crucified including a Belgian nun, a Japanese man, and an Australian comic who has a history of extreme stunts in TV commentaries.

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The tradition has become a tourist attraction as thousands of local and foreign tourists watch the spectacle, especially in Cutud town in Pampanga, where penitents and flagellants reenact the passion of Christ. One man and the most famous "Jesus Christ" in the province, Ruben Enaje, will have both hands and feet nailed again to the cross for a record 26th times.

Aside from the crucifixions, hundreds of men carry crosses, pound their backs with iron rods, bamboo sticks tipped with broken glass dangling from ropes in a flagellation rites meant for the atonement of sins.

Meanwhile, Pampanga Achchbishop Paciano Aniceto has urged followers to reflect of the life of Christ by reading the bible, abstain from eating meat, going to confession, attending mass, and reciting the rosary rather than going to the extremes and violent rituals.

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An actor carries a cross as he plays the role of Jesus Christ in a re-enactment of the Via Crucis in a procession during Good Friday celebrations in Luque
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