One of my first memories of Northwest Arkansas was visiting Eureka Springs as a child to attend The Great Passion Play.  I remember the awe I felt as the stories of Jesus leapt off of the pages of the Bible and came to life.  I visited once more in my teen years.  My faith had matured, and my response to the play was so much deeper.  Shame and sadness overcame my heart.  And then the scene of the resurrection left me with so much hope.  I had already accepted the Lord years before, but to actually witness the story unfold brought a deeper understanding and appreciation of the sacrifice and the beauty of redemption.

Since our daughter was born, we have been waiting for the right time to share this experience with her. She has heard the stories her entire life.  Often she tells them to her little brother. What joy for me to see that same awe in her eyes that I experienced as the stories came to life!

The play has live animals, music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and beautifully constructed sets that represent different places in and around ancient Jerusalem.  It all comes together in the open air amphitheater to create an experience that is truly unique in this region.

Before the show began we took a short stroll over to see the Christ of the Ozarks.  This 1500ft statue is a must see!

Because our children are so young, we were not able to take advantage of all the experiences available.  There is a Holy Land Tour, a Bible Museum, a Sacred Arts Museum, and so much more to see on the grounds.  For more information and ticket prices, click here.

Photo Credit: http://www.greatpassionplay.org/

Photo Credit: http://www.greatpassionplay.org/

Here is our experience in pictures:

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Christ of the Ozarks

Christ of the Ozarks

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Christ of the Ozarks

Christ of the Ozarks

Christ of the Ozarks

Christ of the Ozarks

Meeting Judas before the play.  He gave the kids a piece of silver.

Meeting Judas before the play. He gave the kids a piece of silver.

Meeting Judas before the play.  He gave the kids a piece of silver.

Meeting Judas before the play. He gave the kids a piece of silver.

Meeting Judas before the play.  He gave the kids a piece of silver.

Meeting Judas before the play. He gave the kids a piece of silver.

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The Ascension

The Ascension

 

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This post was sponsored by The Great Passion Play.  All opinions are mine.
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13 comments on “The Great Passion Play

  1. Wanda Wiles

    So glad you all were able to go. I would like to go again sometime. Great job on article. Loved the pictures!

  2. Barbie

    Looks like so much fun! I wish they had something like this in my neck of the California woods!

    1. Jennifer Mullen Post author

      Barbie,
      Don’t believe the things you have heard about Arkansas! Come for a visit and see for yourself. It is truly a wonderful place!
      Jen

  3. Tonya {The Traveling Praters}

    I love things like this that make the Bible come to life. My husband and I recently went to the Sight & Sound Theater. It was amazing. I loved it. I’m sure I’d love the passion play too. I may just need a few more tissues.

    1. mijamu

      Tell more more about the Sight&Sound Theater. I have never heard of this!

  4. Mel Lockcuff (@MamaBuzz)

    This looks amazing. I’ve heard about this play my whole life and never been. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

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