La Hacienda de los Martínez invites all to a cultural and educational presentation of La Pasión (Passion of the Christ) on Palm Sunday (March 25), beginning at 2 p.m. The event is free, and is open to all faith traditions.
“This Martinez Hacienda event will anticipate the beginning of La Semana Santa, or Holy Week, the High Holy Days of Christendom, which is the recounting of the terrible and yet glorious salvific events of two thousand-plus years ago involving the Passion, the Crucifixion and Death, and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ,” writes presenter David Fernandez in a press release on the event.
The Palm Sunday Passion of Christ presentation will begin from the Santos Room to the East Courtyard of the Martínez Hacienda with traditional Spanish Northern New Mexico Alabados and Lenten prayer-song. Fernandez said this will also be in the presence of some of the original Santos del Valle de Taos (carved Saints of the Taos Valley), which are owned and part of the collection of the Martínez Hacienda, operated Taos Historic Museums as a local cultural institution.
“Although the presentation will be conducted primarily in Spanish, there will also be material in English to explain the events of La Pasión and their significance,” Fernandez writes. “La Pasión, the Passion of the Christ, is relevant and meaningful for all of world humanity.”
Fernández said he will lead the presentation along with others in “the old traditional way of El Nórte.”
Fernández is the author of newspaper columns, “The Blessing Way” and “Espíritu del Nórte”, and his book, “Divine Light and Divine Blood”, self-published in June 2010. He is a board of directors member of Taos Historic Museums and of the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area for Santa Fe, Taos, and Rio Arriba Counties.
There will be time for discussion and Lenten refreshments will also be provided.
La Hacienda de los Martínez is located at 708 Hacienda Road, off Lower Ranchitos (State Road 240) in Taos. For more information call the Martínez Hacienda at (575) 758-1000 or Fernández at 758-7608.