Passionate [verb:] enthusiasm, fascination, zeal, fervour, excitement, devotion
Passion and Nativity Plays evoke intense emotions and warm responses. They show the reality of second chances, forgiveness and new hope… and we are passionate about sharing them.
Passion [noun:] agony, suffering, distress, torment, torture
Passion Plays dramatize the story of Easter: how God entered our world of suffering and paved the way to new hope and a second chance. Jesus came to die on the cross and h His cruel death and disgrace was in exchange for our new life. His suffering – his passion – is the measure of his love for us.
Passion [noun:] fervour, intensity, feeling, excitement, hope, longing, desire
The stories portrayed in Passion Plays and Nativity Plays contain elements of betrayal, murder, innocent suffering, self-sacrifice, heroism, grace and hope. They have inspired such stories as Les Miserables and The Lord of the Rings.