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Passion Drama

April 14, 2019
Zion Lutheran Church members re-enact the Biblical story of Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Jim Krueger portrayed Jesus. Gina Dahlen helped lead his horse through a crowd of people waving palm branches. Dahlen and her husband, Doug, owners of White Horse Ranch, provided the horses and a donkey. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Palm Sunday comes to life
April 14, 2019 - 2:27pm
May 22, 2017
Jesus, portrayed by  Wade Schimmelpfennig, rides in on a colt during the Palm Sunday portion of "History on 3rd" at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The series wraps up Thursday, May 25, with the Ascension. (Jeff Beach | Echo Press)
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
May 22, 2017 - 6:17pm
April 14, 2017
Actors portray the crucifixion of Jesus in front of Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria Friday as part of "History on 3rd."  The outdoor Passion Drama was replaced this year with five scenes on different days depicting the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. The next events include the guarding of the tomb from Friday afternoon through Easter morning, followed by the ascension on May 25. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
History on 3rd continues with crucifixion and guarding tomb
April 14, 2017 - 3:46pm
April 6, 2017
This scene depicting the birth of Jesus was presented at last year's Passion Drama. This year's event will begin Friday with the nativity scene by Zion Lutrheran Church along Third Ave. from 4 to 7 p.m. (Echo Press file photo)
Passion Drama gets a new look with events beginning Friday
April 6, 2017 - 11:36am
March 20, 2016
Actors in the Passion Drama portrayed the crucifiction scene Sunday afternoon. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
The reason for the Easter season
March 20, 2016 - 3:37pm
March 18, 2016
Passion Drama begins Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
March 18, 2016 - 2:46pm
April 1, 2015
The guards drape Jesus with a purple cloak and stick a crown of thorns on his head, mocking him as King of the Jews. (Annie Harman | Echo Press)
Experiencing his last days
April 1, 2015 - 12:00am
March 27, 2015
Shirley Johnson of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church adds final touchups to the wall of Jerusalem. The wall has been erected in the parking lot of Zion Lutheran Church in preparation for the annual outdoor Passion Drama to be presented at 300 Lake Street in Alexandria.(Contributed)
Realizing Christ’s passion
March 27, 2015 - 12:00am
April 18, 2014
Lowell Anderson | Echo Press
Jesus is greeted by crowds on his way into Jerusalem during the annual Passion Drama at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Despite temperatures in the 30s on Tuesday, many people stood in line to view the production, which depicts the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)
A passion for Easter
April 18, 2014 - 12:00am
April 4, 2014
Volunteers set up the wall of Jerusalem and shoveled snow off a city block last weekend in preparation for the Passion Drama put on annually by Zion and Good Shepherd Lutheran churches of Alexandria. This year’s event is Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, April 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. (Jeff Roste | Creative Impact Design)
Hoping to avoid a repeat performance
April 4, 2014 - 12:00am
March 22, 2013
The Guarding of the Tomb, presented by members of Zion Lutheran and Good Shepherd Lutheran churches in Alexandria, will take place from 7 p.m. on Good Friday, March 29 through Easter morning at 3rd Avenue and Lake Street in Alexandria. A crucifixion scene will also be presented on Good Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same location. (Contributed photo)
Passion drama cancelled because of wintry weather
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
Passion Drama in Alexandria cancelled this year
March 20, 2013 - 9:39am
April 14, 2010
Actor's portrayal of Jesus calls in police
April 14, 2010 - 12:05am
April 2, 2010
Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson
The power and passion of Easter
April 2, 2010 - 12:05am
March 19, 2010
Contributed photo by Jeff Roste
Passion Drama set at Zion Lutheran
March 19, 2010 - 12:00am