The Passion of Christ refers to his severe suffering and the intensity of his emotions as he was tried, and then crucified on the cross. The cross was used as an implement of death, but has become the most important symbol of Christianity.
God used the horrible event of the Crucifixion for the saving benefit of anyone who would acknowledge Christ as living Lord and Savior. Christ died that we might all know true life as children of the loving God.
St. Paul put it this way: “Through him God [Christ]was pleased to reconcile to himself all things … by making peace through the blood of his cross” (Colossians 1:20, NRSV).
Listen here to the Passion story as enacted out in our service today.