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Passion of Christ draws hundreds

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WENATCHEE — Manuel Valencia, stripped down and streaked in fake blood, remained a stoic and solemn Jesus as soldiers “nailed” him to the cross and lifted him into place.

No wincing, no groans, no outward signs of anguish, despite hauling a 150-pound crucifix for much of the previous two hours during a theatrical, outdoor staging of the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) on Good Friday evening at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

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