A Continuing Tradition: TBN Airs Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" During Easter Week

Mar 18, 2016, 12:00 ET from Trinity Broadcasting Network

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the sixth year in a row during Easter week, faith-and-family television leader TBN will air The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson's classic big-screen epic which debuted twelve years ago and has been embraced by believers the world over for its realistic and moving portrayal of the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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Starring one of Hollywood's most beloved actors, Jim Caviezel, as Jesus, The Passion of the Christ follows the path of the suffering Savior from his agonizing intercession in the Garden of Gethsemane and savage scourging at the hands of the Romans, to the final moments of his brutal crucifixion. Throughout this intense and emotion-packed film, Jesus is portrayed in all of his humanity while flashbacks of his life reveal his true divine nature.

Due to overwhelming requests from viewers, TBN will air The Passion of the Christ — unedited and with no commercial interruptions — throughout the week leading up to Easter Sunday, beginning Sunday March 20th. Visit TBN's The Passion of the Christ web page for specific broadcast times.

TBN Chairman Matthew Crouch recalled that when it debuted just before Easter in 2004, The Passion of the Christ sparked a renewed interest across America in the biblical account of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and prompted countless individuals and families to turn to faith in Christ. "We are honored once again to feature The Passion of the Christ among TBN's Easter programs and specials," he said. "We believe that its unforgettable portrayal of Jesus' suffering and death for all humanity will lead many more people to faith."

For a complete listing of programs and specials airing on TBN during this Easter season, log on to TBN's Broadcast Schedule.

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