Who was Pontius Pilate?
Pilate was the Roman governor of Judea at the time Jesus was brought to trial.
Although he did not see Jesus as a political threat, he was swayed by the crowds that had gathered to demand that Jesus be put to death.
He is remembered in art and literature as the man who refused to save an innocent man yet attempted to wash his hands of his guilt.
You can find out more about Pilate’s story in the free, live performances of the Easter story. Today’s passion plays are a dramatic portrayal of the Bible story, a story which is often called the greatest story ever told. It is the story of Jesus’ life, his timeless teaching and his last days.
The story of Easter has all the elements of stories that are compelling and moving: treachery, betrayal, injustice, sacrifice, redemption, forgiveness and happy endings.