Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kalbaryo 2009: Drama in Real Life (Last Part of 3)

Jesus at Calvary with the multitude
Jesus at Calvary with the multitude
This is the last part of 3 of Kalbaryo, a drama portrayed by talented youths and adults of a local Catolic Church in Brgy. La Granja, La Carlota City, Philippines to have the Christians a second experience on how Jesus suffered, died to atone for their sins.

They dramatize it from Jesus's capture, verdict to death, and crucifixion. The drama started 2 in the afternoon from the public plaza. Then after the scene of Jesus' capture, and sentence, the partakers would have to pass the 14 stations, till they reach the "Kalbaryo" or the Calvary in a hill part of the place. The devotees would have to walk with the actors 3 kilometers under the scorching heat of 3 in the afternoon.

In our locality, I personally witnessed how this was done by a talented youths and adults. It was very touchy, not to the point of entertainment. It was well enhanced by a good sound effects.

The actors were dressed in ancient Roman soldiers apparel to depict the real-like situation. Their dialogue in local dialect, Ilonggo was pre-recorded.

If you could witness it personally, you could really appreciate not counting the actors' good acting, but the essence of how Jesus suffered to redeem the world of their sins. They portrayed Christ's accusation, last supper,

By using my digital camera, I took the entire scene from the Jesus' capture, to Pilate's judgment, to the hill of Calvary for Jesus' crucifixion. I edited it and divided into three parts with a minimum playing time of 10 minutes. This "Kalbaryo" was taken in 2009.

Here's the last part of 3 of the video:

God forgive us of our sins. We know we are sinners. Your greatest love shown by your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ is beyond compare. Our life is not enough to repay your love, your mercy. Please do forgive us as we do the same to those who trouble us, bother us and even condemn us, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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