Kevin Boudreau painted the crucifixion on plywood on the plaza in front of South Church at 90 Main Street, New Britain on Good Friday. Boudreau's painting offers a fresh perspective and contemporary interpretation of one of the defining events for the Christian Faith, The Rev. George Harris, South Church Lead Pastor, said. Rev. Harris conceived the Good Friday project after noting that some traditional observances of Good Friday in New Britain were lightly attended. Perhaps a very public expression of the crucifixion with a contemporary twist would bring attention to and invite conversation about the meaning of the brutal death of Christ on the cross, he said. At 5 p.m. after the painting was to have been completed, Friday Pastor Harris was to share a prayer of remembrance for all those who, like Jesus, have experienced betrayal, persecution, suffering and death.
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