Community Interest

New Melle Passion Play - A Very Powerful Easter Season "Must See"

By Dianne Sudbrock

The New Melle Passion Play is an Easter Season "must see" that does not disappoint. I saw it last Saturday. It was excellent!

There are only three more opportunities to see the play this year, and those are this weekend: Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. This longstanding community tradition is a powerful, moving production that will touch your heart as it brings to life the last days of Jesus Christ's life on earth. Below are a few photos from last weekend. I'll leave the most powerful images for you to see in person. Don't miss it!

1. calling the disciples web IMG_6976.jpg
Jesus calls Peter and James to throw down their nets and follow him.

2. jerusalem web IMG_7002.jpg
Jesus' triumphant march into Jerusalem.

3. judas web IMG_7013.jpg
Judas conspires with the High Priest to betray Jesus.

4. throw the stone qwb IMG_7019.jpg
Jesus challenges the crowd, "Let you who are without sin
throw the first stone" at the adulteress. 

5. Jesus talking to children web IMG_7033.jpg
Jesus tells the Children, "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of
a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

6. last supper web  IMG_7058.jpg
The Last Supper.

7. jesus in the garden web IMG_7094.jpg
The agony in the Garden.

8. Peter Denies web IMG_7113.jpg
Peter denies Jesus for the third time.

9. Peter Upon You I will Build my Church web IMG_7175.jpg
After the resurrection, Jesus appears to the disciples and
tells Peter "...upon this rock I will build my church..."