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Senakulo and Pasang Krus

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 20 2019 02:01 AM

With most Metro Manila residents gone for the Holy Week break, the streets of Mandaluyong witnessed an annual spectacle of penitents performing the Senakulo — or Passion Play — in Barangay Burol.

The passion play, a dramatic depiction of the Passion of Jesus Christ, is a Lenten tradition in the country.

Organized by the Kapisanang Barangay, the play also includes the Pasang Krus, in which penitents carry a heavy cross around the city as a form of penance.

Here are some scenes from the play.

A penitent is crowned with thorns during the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Penitents self-flagellate during the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A worker wipes blood stains off a newly painted tricycle during the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Penitents have their faces made up as they prepare to dress up as Jesus Christ for the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Penitents dressed as Jesus Christ wait for their turn during the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A penitent is guided next in line by one of the organizers for his turn during the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

An actor for a passion play carries their prop cross, morning of Good Friday. Throughout the country, millions of Filipinos celebrate the Holy Week with various traditions and forms of penance. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A penitent dressed up as Jesus Christ carries a cross during the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Residents watch penitents participating at the annual Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. At least 50 penitents dressed up as Jesus Christ take turns carrying a cross around a few barangays as part of a yearly tradition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Penitents dressed as Jesus Christ participating at the annual Pasang Krus wait for their turn in Mandaluyong City on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A penitent gestures the sign of the cross before carrying the cross for the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A penitent carries the cross during the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Penitents participating at the annual Pasang Krus sa Lansangan receive belt whips from other devotees in Mandaluyong City on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Penitents participating at the annual Pasang Krus sa Lansangan fall to the ground in Mandaluyong City on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Penitents participating at the annual Pasang Krus sa Lansangan fall to the ground in Mandaluyong City on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A penitent attempts to keep his balance after his turn at the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A penitent removes makeup, as he rests on the pavement after his turn at the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Residents watch penitents during the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Residents provide water for penitents during the Pasang Krus sa Lansangan in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Actors prepare for the finale of the Senakulo or passion play in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Actors prepare for the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Actors prepare for the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Actors prepare for the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Actors prepare for the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A lipstick stain is seen on the cigarette butt of the actor portraying Jesus Christ for the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A makeup artist takes pictures of their work on the actors before the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Actors make their way out for the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Actors at a Passion Play wait for their turn at a chapel in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes during the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes during the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes during the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes during the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes during the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes during the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes during the finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Edong De Guzman, one of the founders of the Kapisanang Barangay, takes a selfie with the actors after the successful finale of the Senakulo in Mandaluyong on Good Friday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News