Church reenacts crucifixion along busy Okla. street
OKLAHOMA CITY – If you were driving along N.W. Expressway near MacArthur Friday, you may have seen a man on the cross outside Cherokee Hills Christian Church.
In fact, the person on that cross changes every 30 minutes.
People in the church take turns demonstrating the crucifixion to symbolize the solemn events of Good Friday.
The pastor said that experience is sometimes life-changing to these volunteers.
“The looks that you’ll get, people will stop and take pictures, people will yell things at you that you wouldn’t repeat to your mother,” he said. “People will give you looks of shock, it’s humiliating and humbling at times and it’s painful to have your arms in that position for 30 minutes but it lets you experience what Jesus went through as well.”
The church said they hope this tradition demonstrates what their congregation stands for, focusing on the extreme sacrifice that is behind the Easter holiday.
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