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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1935

Epstein and His Christ—A Farce

Epstein and His Christ—A Farce

Scene I.

Epstein speaks:

I saw Christ in a vision,
In Pilate's judgment hall,
Led up some steps
Along a wall
And left to face the crowd.
I followed close behind Him,
Half-thinking I was Christ:
And when the leader left Him
I found that I was He.

Scene II.

Christ speaks:

My God! Behold me, Epstein's Christ,
Disfigured by the years!
Yes, scoff me, scorn me! Man has made
My crown a crown of tears.


The Audience yells:

Crucify him, crucify him!
He is not the Christ we know:
He has no form nor comeliness
That we should desire him.

—Manuel Lima.