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Supporter Jason Krieck, 38, gives Michael Grant, 28, "Philly Jesus," a ride home after he had carried a 12 foot cross 8 miles from North Philadelphia to Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia, PA

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Supporter Jason Krieck, 38, gives Michael Grant, 28, "Philly Jesus," a ride home after he had carried a 12 foot cross 8 miles from North Philadelphia to 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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Supporter Jason Krieck, 38, gives Michael Grant, 28, "Philly Jesus," a ride home after he had carried a 12 foot cross 8 miles from North Philadelphia to 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.