The Passion of the Christ re-enactment downtown is a beloved tradition in San Antonio.

It returned Friday to the Alamo City for the first time since 2019 after being canceled two years in a row due to the pandemic.

This year's event began in Milam Park and ended in Main Plaza as usual,

but a new route was used to accommodate downtown construction detours.

Instead of proceeding directly to San Fernando Cathedral, this year the procession, which provides a glimpse

back in time to the biblical account of the crucifixion, headed north on Santa Rosa Street,

then east on Travis, south on Flores and then east on Dolorosa before making it to Main Plaza for the culmination in front of San Fernando Cathedral around noon.

The re-enactment involves actors telling the story of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The procession through downtown represents the procession through the streets of Jerusalem when Jesus was crucified.

At a preview of the event earlier this year, Catholic leaders said in a war-torn world,

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