Also spelled senakulo.

Sinakulo is a play depicting the life and sufferings of Jesus Christ.

The word is derived from the Spanish cenáculo, meaning “cenacle,” which is the place where Jesus Christ celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples.

The Cenacle, also known as the “Upper Room”, is a room in Jerusalem traditionally held to be the site of The Last Supper. The word is a derivative of the Latin word cenō, which means dinner.

Sinakulo is a Lenten play that is  a dramatic presentation of the Passion of Jesus Christ — his trial, suffering and death.

The senakulo is performed during Holy Week in the Philippines. It takes eight nights — from Palm Sunday to Easter —  to present the entire sinakulo.

Passion Play

Other spelling variations: senaculo, sinaculo