Cebuano to be nailed on the cross for the 21st time on Good Friday

April 3, 2015 6:45 am 

By Eddie O. Brrita

CEBU CITY, April 2 (PNA) — Gilbert Bargayo will have himself crucified for the 21st time on Good Friday in Tuburan town, located some 100 kilometers southwest of Cebu City.

Bargayo, a native of Carcar City, became famous after he had himself crucified to reenact Christ’s crucifixion during Good Friday for the last 20 years.

Bargayo continues his yearly crucifixion even if the Catholic Church do not encourage someone to inflict pain to show his faith.

Bargayo had said he could feel Christ’s suffering by reenacting the crucifixion.

Tuburan Mayor Aljun Diamante said Bargayo only asked that he help him build his chapel in Carcar City in any way he can.

Diamante said that before the actual crucifixion, the way of the cross will take place starting at around 9 a.m.

This will reenact the hours prior to Christ’s death.

After the way of the cross, the siete palabras or the reflection of the seven last words uttered by Christ before his death will follow.

Diamante said anyone is welcome to Tuburan if they want to witness or take part in the Holy Week activities. (PNA)

CTB/EB/NOD

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