The “Holy Week” Cast of Characters

Holy Week for Barb

Holy Week approaches and it may be beneficial to choose your character about now.  With the Union rules and regulations it’s safer to choose a character now that you wish to play and remember during the holiest of these holy days.

Jesus  (Sorry, already taken.  Try again character.)
Barabbas  My favorite role.  Everything’s forgiven because someone else takes importance over you.  In Monopoly, it’s your “Get Out of Jail Free” card.
Peter  While warming himself with ordinaries at the courtyard fire he wonders if there’s are other gods to follow in the neighborhood
Anna  Since the baptism of Jesus, she’s been in the temple for 33 years praying and waiting for the Messiah.  (Food was sent in but she always refused it.)  A part of her is happy that it’s finally coming to an end.  She says, “KFC anyone?”
Pilate  release “John Boehner or Jesus, John Boehner or Jesus, John Boehner or Jesus  –  reelection time is approaching.”
The Other 10 Apostles “But he said that…”  “Yeah, I know everything he said, I have it on my iPad but none of it happened or makes sense.”  “Yes, but he said to wait.”  “You got it.  He also said that he was God and God was him and other murky stuff about a dove”.  “When’s the first Church council to sort all this stuff out for us?”
Judas  “Ahhhh.  30 more than I had before.  Ben and Jerry’s?  KFC?  No, no, Anna will be there.  Invest it?  Nah, not in this economy.  I wonder if Mary Magdalene is available tonight?”
Mary Magdalene  “I know Judas is coming, I just heard about his new found fortune.  Do I raise my usual rates or just turn him away?”
Apostle John  Let’s wait and see.  I bet he gives his mother to me.  Wow, another mouth to feed but I’ll try.”
Slaves in courtyard  “This joker is about to become the first pope!  Has the Episcopalian Church been founded yet?
Soldiers  “We gotta Unionize.  This guy did nothing, we kill him and he doesn’t even have clothes for us to divide.  Bummer.  Oh well, just another Friday’s workday.”
St. Catherine of Sienna  “This is wonderful.  I can’t describe how I’m feeling right now.  Oh wait?  I haven’t been born yet.”
Simon of Cyrene  “Darn, I could have gone to that concert today and instead…”
Veronica  “Is Ebay with a .com or .net?
Joseph and Nicodemus “You know Joe, we could do this at night when it’s a lot safer and no one’s around to see us.
Mary “Just one more time…”

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on
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