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Jesus takes quite a fall from the cross in crucifixion reenactment

Easter was ruined.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 30, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 12:36 am CDT

He is risen! Then he ain’t. 

People celebrating Easter in the Guatemalan town of Santa Barbara, Suchitepequez, were treated to a surprise stunt during the festivities. A man playing Jesus Christ in a crucifixion reenactment fell from the cross, and we’re pretty sure this wasn’t how things went in the Bible. 

Looks like this dude could take some lessons from the Flying Nun.

It’s unclear exactly how high the cross was, with some reports saying 4 meters and others saying 6.  But according to one news source, the actor wasn’t seriously injured and didn’t need to be taken to a medical facility.

The video was also posted to the Operaciones especiales México Facebook page. The top comment there reads, “Cuando tienes que ser Jesús y Tarzán al mismo tiempo” which translates to “When you need to be Jesus and Tarzan at the same time.” Savage.

As for next year? They might consider using real nails.

H/T The Huffington Post | Photo via maveric2003/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 30, 2016, 2:35 pm CDT