Mayet also sees the postponement of the Passion almost four hundred years later because of a new pandemic as an appeal to action. “I think solidarity and mutual responsibility for one another should become more important again. Basically, however, I think that preserving creation and actively combating climate change is the most pressing issue of our time.”
The parallels between the pandemics also gave a new look to the origins of the Passion Play. “I would not like to compare Corona with the plague in terms of danger, but you still get a feeling for what epidemics mean.
The fear of something invisible, intangible. And today, just as 400 years ago, it means one thing above all: isolation.”
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