Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Chanits Presenting a Resurrection Mime Skit

"He said to them, 'Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to all creation.Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.'"

These last verses in Mark 16 which represent Jesus’ final commission after His resurrection were part of the mime skit that the Emmanuel Church’s youth group “CHANITS” of Amanos –Lebanon presented on the fourth of April 2015 at five a.m. in the morning during dawn. On that date, the entire family of the Armenian Evangelical Church in Lebanon had gathered in the campus of KCHAG to celebrate the resurrection of our Holy Lord, the King of Kings Jesus Christ!

Joyful preparations had started weeks before that Holy Sunday as the youth-members anticipated the victory of our Savior. The youth divided the roles amongst each other as actors, directors, worship leaders, band members, and audio and visual supervisors. With the leadership of the Holy Spirit, the team was able to put together a sermon or a performance of four scenes found in the book of Mathew and one in the book of Mark, and they were:

  1. Mathew 26:36- 45 “The Last Prayer”
  2. Mathew 26:69-75 “Peter Disowns Jesus”
  3. Mathew 27: 45- 55 “ The Death of Jesus”
  4. Mathew 28: 1-10 “Jesus Has Risen”
  5. Mark 16 15-18 “Jesus Has Risen” also known as “The Last Commission”

Like any Sunday, the Easter celebration included worship as well. Due to the preparations in a very short notice and with all the difficulties the youth members overcame to present that day’s worship session, we can only say that the entire event was entirely supervised by the Holy Spirit, through the victory of our Christ Jesus, to glorify the greatness of our Heavenly Father.

A Chanitsagan