Jesus in India

Apr ’12
6
1:00 pm

Jesus in India

SPECIAL 1 PM GOOD FRIDAY PERFORMANCE

a John W Borek performance art piece

 

CITY CHOICE EVENT- THEATER: “Jesus in India” (4/6)

tickets for part I here

Where did Jesus go after the Resurrection?  How long did he stay?  What did he find?

Nine playwrights have been asked to write short plays addressing Jesus’ journeys after the Resurrection.  The performance is free and will take place on Good Friday, April 6th at 1 PM at the MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue.

Jawarhar Nehru  wrote in a 1932 letter to his daughter, Indira, “All over Central Asia, in Kashmir and Ladakh and Tibet and even farther north, there is a strong belief that Jesus travelled about there. Some people believed that he visited India also.”

Christians believe that Jesus survived the Crucifixion through a miraculous Resurrection.  Others believe that Jesus survived through explainable natural phenomenon.  Many traditions believe that long after Easter Sunday Jesus  taught and performed miracles in their communities.

The Hindu literature known as Bhavishya Maha Purana  places  Jesus in Kashmir during the reign of King Shalivahan sometime from 39 to 50 C.E. The king is said to have encountered Jesus at a spot about 10 miles northeast of Srinagar where there is a sulfur spring.

Some Buddhists believe that in his post-crucifixion years,  Jesus  adopted the name Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara  and traveled in the East.   Successive  Dalai Lamas are said to be descendants of Avalokitesvara.

The Roman educator  Philostratus wrote of Jesus appearing as Apollonius of Tyana, an alias used to avoid being discovered by Roman officials as he travelled throughout Anatolia, dying there in 97 C.E.

Mormons believe that the resurrected Jesus ministered to the Nephites in America and  appeared before a congregation in their temple, allowing them to feel the wounds in his hands and feet.

Nine playwrights have been asked to write short plays addressing Jesus’ journeys after the Resurrection.  The performance is free and will take place on Good Friday, April 6th at 1 PM at the MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue.

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