Holy Week is nearly approaching and one of the much anticipated event here in Cavite City during the Lenten Season is the “Live Via Crucis”. It is basically an annual cultural and spiritual tradition in Cavite City. Via Crucis or “Station of the Cross” is a passion play done during the Holy Week in which participants (a group of local residents of Cavite City) wore biblical costumes and took center stage of the town plaza to dramatize the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It showcases different acts stated in the written Fourteen Stations of the Cross where one station usually last for 15-20 minutes (including the prayers).
This annual event has been celebrated since 1974 and this year marks its 42nd anniversary. The date is not officially announced but it could either be on Holy Tuesday or Holy Wednesday! I will give you an update soon!
** UPDATE **
The Live Via Crucis will be held on Holy Tuesday (March 22, 2016) at 4:00pm.
A mass will be held prior to the passion play in San Roque Parish Church at 2:00pm
Much like last year, the starting point or the First Station will be held in San Roque Parish Church and the route will end in Grandstand/ track field of CNHS (beside the Montano Hall)