passion play

noun, often capitalized 1st P

Definition of passion play

: a dramatic representation of the scenes connected with the passion and crucifixion of Jesus

Examples of passion play in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Velázquez himself has seen the passion play in years past. Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Apr. 2022 Investing your time in a passion play for something meaningful may resonate with a potential employer. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 6 June 2022 The backdrop of this passion play would be a love letter to funk greats like George Clinton, Isaac Hayes, and Curtis Mayfield. Marisa Whitaker, SPIN, 3 Mar. 2022 With the easing of coronavirus restrictions, more people will have access to in-person church services on Easter Sunday, but the traditional Good Friday passion play will be virtual for one more year. Liz Hardaway, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Mar. 2021 Last year’s passion play was canceled for the first time in more than 30 years because of the pandemic. Liz Hardaway, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Mar. 2021 Other churches have also gotten creative with worship this year, with Catholic Television of San Antonio recording San Fernando Cathedral’s traditional passion play instead of having its live performance. Liz Hardaway, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Apr. 2021 Church leaders are hopeful that next year, the cathedral members will be able to have the live passion play, and Ovalle hopes for a more normal Good Friday, too. Liz Hardaway, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Apr. 2021 In relatively good health at 69, Manning opted to roll all of the money over for a future trip to see the passion play. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, 24 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of passion play

1850, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2022

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“Passion play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passion%20play. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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