On Holy Thursday, St. Michael Campus Ministry students performed a re-enactment of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The presentation of the “Passion Play” is an annual event at the school where faculty, students and family members are invited to experience a moving and emotional portrayal of the arrest, persecution, passion and execution of Jesus, a news release said. Music was provided by the St. Michael liturgy choir and band.

The play was written by the sophomore class through reflections of those that might have been present at the events on the road to Calvary, the release said. St. Michael students Schyler Lee and Matthew Miller were chosen by the faculty and staff to portray Mary and Jesus, respectively, based on their faithfulness and witness to the love of Christ, the release said.

“It is important for our students to both put on and witness the Passion because it gives them an opportunity to really dive in to the Way of the Cross,” St. Michael Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Lee said. “Christ didn’t walk the Passion so that we could sit back and watch. He invites us to unite with Him on the cross, to become a witness to the very events that offered us our salvation. This powerful play is a wonderful way to send our school community into the Easter Triduum.”