Holy Week activities in Gozo with Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem
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Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem was established in 1987, with the principal aim of producing quality productions and activities mainly connected with the Holy Week, this year marks their 30th anniversary.
The group have announced there Holy Week programme of events which will be taking place in Ghajnsielem:
“Il-Passjoni: Il-Bierah u L-Lum”
In collaboration with the Ghajnsielem Local Council, Fort Chambray Limited and Legio X Fretensis Malta, Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem will be presenting a performance entitled “Il-Passjoni: Il-Bierah u L-Lum,” to mark the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem.
The group said that the Passion event in this short narration will be compared with the tragedies we are living today. Loneliness, distress, illness, bullying, sorrow, abuse, the killing of innocent victims are all experiences that Jesus endured and He is still suffering today through him and her, through you and me.
The scriptwriter JoAnne Debrincat is responsible for directing a cast of around 40 actors who will take part, whilst Franco Ciangura is responsible for the artistic direction. Various people are also involved behind the scenes.
This dramatised version of the passion of the Christ will be held on Saturday, the 8th of April, at Fort Chambray in Ghajnsielem, at 6pm in Maltese, and with a repeat performance in the English language at 9pm. Entrance is free.
Reenactment by Legio X Fretensis
Legio X Fretensis Malta will authentically reenact Roman Military and Civilian life in the 1st and 2nd Century AD on Saturday, the 8th of April, at Fort Chambray from 10am onwards.
This reenactment will provide public awareness and education not only on the common legionary soldier, but also on the different types of officers and characters present in the army at the time, authentically recreating their own particular symbols, weapons and armour and also that of civilian camp life and those who accompanied the Roman soldiers whilst on campaign or garrisoned in a fort. Entrance for this reenactment is also free.
The Last Supper
Another activity which Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem is organising is a live reenactment of The Lord’s Supper. This will also take place at Ta’ Passi fields.
The grotto area utilised during Bethlehem f`Ghajnsielem, will be transformed into the room where actors will portray Jesus sharing his final meal with his Apostles before his crucifixion. There will also be a live kitchen where traditional Passover food will be prepared.
The group said that this atmosphere and the natural surroundings of Ta’ Passi fields including the animals, will take visitors back in time to experience The Last Supper.
This activity will take place on Holy (Maundy) Thursday evening, the 13th of April, from 8.30pm until 11.30pm and the following morning, Good Friday, the 14th of April, from 9am until 12pm.
Our Lady of Sorrows Procession
Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem also organises every year the procession of Our Lady of Sorrows, where around 100 personages dressed as biblical characters take part.
The procession will leave the Ghajnsielem Parish church at 6.00pm on the 7th of April and will continue throughout the various streets of the village.