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Easter Sunrise Passion Play celebrating 77 years

Posted at 6:53 AM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 07:53:45-04

For many people, Easter means one thing: hunting for eggs and candy to fill their Easter basket.

But for others, it is about celebrating the true meaning of the holiday, and telling the biblical story of Jesus’ resurrection.

And that is what the Easter Sunrise Passion Play does.

On Easter Sunday, residents of Corpus Christi, which translates to “body of Christ”, will get a chance to witness the portrayal of the Easter story of Jesus’ rise from the dead as the sun rises over Cole Park.

The Easter Sunrise Passion Play will span the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus for the 77 annual live performance.

This play, that has been a South Texas standing tradition since 1942, will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 21 (Easter Sunday) at the Cole Park Amphitheater.

Organizers of the annual event are still looking for more volunteers to act as angels and soldiers and are asking those who are interested to come to the dress rehearsal the Saturday before the Easter Sunday production.

The last rehearsal will take place on Saturday, April 20from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you would like more information, contact Debra Scott-Brown at (361) 442-6194 or check for updates at