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Cold-weather Passion

05 April 2013

MEMBERS of the congregation of St Helen's, Wheathampstead, in St Albans diocese, took part in a Passion play on Palm Sunday. It was a small ad hoc cast, who made the most of their few props in winter weather that was far removed from a Jerusalem spring. The Roman soldiers kept their scarves, coats, and body warmers, while sharing one helmet and spear to lend authenticity. Jesus was mercifully spared a loincloth, and was covered with a white sheet.

Nevertheless, it made a moving start to Holy Week, and one member of the congregation said: "It was more significant for me than my visit to Oberammergau."

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