Apr 2, 2010

The Final Good Friday Procession just passed by

ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA, HOLY WEEK PASSION, PROCESSIONS and CREATIVITY

It´s after 10:00 P.M. Good Friday and a few minutes ago the final procession for today passed my door...hundreds of the faithful followed the brass band (playing mournful music) and the incense is still whafting to the heavens as dozens of men dressed (cucurucho´s) in Black Robes shoulder carried the huge ¨onda¨ with the Sculpture of Jesus being lowered from the cross on top.




7 comments:

Doorman-Priest said...

I led a procession yesterday. I looked like a clerical pied-piper leading a coach party of the elderly on a day out from their residential home.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

DP, You did a good thing and I´m certain the ¨elderly¨ (yikes, like me) appreciated your leadership and kindness greatly...no doubt about it.

Tim said...

Leonardo, the opportunity to experience a procession like you describe is something I hope to realize one day. May I express some benign envy here?

Blessings, dear brother.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Good Tim, we´ll book my guest room (Queen size, room for you and your loved one) next year 2011, Semana Santa, Por favor Dios!

Ciss B said...

The pictures are phenomenal they are so very colorful! I wish I could have been there to experience it as well.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Ciss B, we´ll make room for you too...what a fun time it will be and we ought invite our online family of friends!

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

We had a rather more subdued procession (2 pieces) at Torrelaguna, some 50 kms north of Madrid. It began at sunset (8 PM) and ended after midnight!