The re-enactment of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ which takes place in the small Santa María Parish Church in Paradela (Meis, Pontevedra) is a pleasant surprise, due to the painstakingly care taken with the staging, costume design and settings where the events take place.

The quality of the actors' performances is able to convey the profound feeling of the Christian faith to the audience. Through an initiative of the Confraternity of Semana Santa y Pascua, created in 1993, all of the milestones that mark the hours prior to the death of Jesus Christ and his subsequent resurrection are carefully depicted. The audience takes an active part, helping make the scenes even more realistic. The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem astride a donkey on Palm Sunday, with the blessing of the palms and the procession from Campo de Outeiro to the parish church, is the first in a series of re-enactments. Alternating with the traditional liturgical acts for these days, they continue on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.

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On Thursday night, following the liturgy, there is a re-enactment of the Last Supper, the washing of the feet, the arrest of Jesus and his judgement before Caiaphas. On Friday morning, residents and visitors gather in front of the atrium of the parish church to witness the re-enactment of the judgement of Jesus before Pontius Pilate and Herod, and the flagellation. This is followed by a realistic and moving Way of the Cross up to Mount Croa, where the crucifixion is staged.

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