"The Whip, Hammer & Cross," a Motor City Tradition, is the Longest Standing Easter Production in Greater Detroit

Apr 20, 2011, 09:30 ET from Greater Grace Temple

Then on Easter Sunday Morning, GGT unveils its newest presentation: "The Greatest Mountain" LIVE on stage

DETROIT, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  It's more than a stage production.  The color, the pageantry, and the presentation make it an experience.  Greater Grace Temple presents "The Whip, Hammer & Cross, the powerful story of Jesus Christ and Calvary."  It happens Good Friday, April 22nd, at the City of David, 23500 W. Seven Mile Rd.  Start time is 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. This year's production will be presented "one-night only."

Then on Easter Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., Greater Grace presents its newest on stage presentation:  "The Greatest Mountain."  With a set showing mountains in the background, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III and the GGT Performing Arts Ministry will show how mountains have been used in the Bible to bring about major changes, especially a mountain called "Calvary."  Admission is FREE.

Even before Mel Gibson's "The Passion" packed out movie houses, "The Whip, Hammer and Cross" became a Motor City tradition, having drawn crowds totaling over 10,000 over three nights.  When Greater Grace began this ministry outreach 12-years ago, they never dreamed of it becoming such a "community" event.  The overflow from the cathedral (which holds 4000) into the Banquet Facility, Chapel, and huge hallways has been phenomenal in previous years.  Visitors have come from as far as Chicago, New York state, Connecticut, and Ohio.  

"Passion plays" and "Easter pageants" may be plentiful during the Easter holiday season, but "The Whip, Hammer & Cross" is clearly a beloved Motor City tradition.  With more than 200 actors, actresses and stage crew, as well as live animals, colorful costumes, and a powerful narration/sermon, this "illustrated sermon" is one people come back to see every year.  ADMISSION IS ABSOLUTELY FREE!!  For info call 313-543-6000 or visit us at www.greatergrace.org  

SOURCE Greater Grace Temple