The Passion of Christ is the story of Jesus Christ’s arrest, trial and suffering, execution by crucifixion and the resurrection.
The crucifixion of Jesus is accepted by many scholars as an actual historical event. It is recorded in the writings of Paul, the Gospels, Josephus, and the Roman historian Tacitus.
The Passion is a story about injustice, doubt, fear, pain and, ultimately, degrading death. It tells how God experienced these things in the same way as ordinary human beings.
However, the final theme is victory – the victory of Christ over death – and this is why the Passion story is inseparable from the story of the Resurrection.