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Michael Grant, 28, "Philly Jesus," carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles through this blighted area of North Philadelphia towards LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia, PA on December 20,

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Michael Grant, 28, "Philly Jesus," carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles through this blighted area of North Philadelphia towards LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia, PA on December 20, 2014. As many as a half dozen others joined him for numerous miles as he trekked southward down Broad Street. Some shouted “Praise Jesus!” and “Thank you for doing this!” at the sight. Nearly everyday for the last 8 months, Grant has dressed as Jesus Christ, and walked the streets of Philadelphia to share the Christian gospel by example. He quickly acquired the nickname of “Philly Jesus,” which he has gone by ever since.
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Michael Grant, 28, "Philly Jesus," carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles through this blighted area of North Philadelphia towards LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia, PA on December 20, 2014.   As many as a half dozen others joined him for numerous miles as he trekked southward down Broad Street.  Some shouted “Praise Jesus!” and “Thank you for doing this!” at the sight.  Nearly everyday for the last 8 months, Grant has dressed as Jesus Christ, and walked the streets of Philadelphia to share the Christian gospel by example.  He quickly acquired the nickname of “Philly Jesus,” which he has gone by ever since.