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Peekskill's Assumption Church Re-Enacts The Crucifixion Of Jesus

The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption Catholic Church congregation carry out a live re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday, March 29 2013.   Video by Art Cusano for The Daily Voice.
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption Catholic Church congregation carry out a live re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday, March 29 2013. Video by Art Cusano for The Daily Voice. Video Credit: thedailypeekskill
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding as Jesus and members of the Assumption parish re-enact the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
The Rev. Vincent Druding after the re-enactment. Photo Credit: Art Cusano

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Church of the Assumption in Peekskill once again spent much of Good Friday re-enacting the final hours of the life of Jesus Christ as part of its religious celebration of Holy Week.

For the past 11 years, the church congregation has created elaborate sets and costumes to act out the Stations of the Cross, which Catholics and Christians believe document the crucifixion of Jesus, his death and resurrection.

Hundreds of parishioners and other spectators were on hand to watch the dramatic hourlong performance. For the second year, the Rev. Vincent Druding played the role of Jesus, which required him to carry a wooden cross and eventually hang from it.

Video and photos of Friday's re-enactment are featured in the slide show above. To view all of the photos from the event, check out the Peekskill Daily Voice Flickr page .

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