Throughout New Orleans, Catholic and Protestant churches have embraced The Passion — coming together to sponsor and help promote the performance. The Salvation Army has sponsored it.
When the live program ends at 9 p.m., churches throughout the city will open their doors for “after-Passion” events, welcoming people who have just learned about Jesus to come in, talk about the experience and learn more. “Maps will be distributed, directing people to churches that have opened their doors on Sunday night to offer follow-up,” said Anders. One of the churches holding an “after-Passion” event is St. Louis Cathedral, located just across the street from Woldenberg Park.
Anders has high hopes that the live performance will draw a large crowd in New Orleans and that Americans will tune in on Sunday evening to watch. “I encourage everyone to come out and support this,” Anders pleaded. “If you want this kind of wholesome TV, to combat how much darkness there is out there, tune in, and let Fox know you want more! I almost feel like I’m asking for your vote — but please! You need to tell the networks that this is what you want.”
The Christopher’s Tony Rossi, reviews the show.