Holy Week Procession in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

ajramirez

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Antonio
As you may know, Puerto Rico is a nation with a strong Catholic presence and tradition. Holy Week processions are staged in many of its towns. For the last two years I have been able to attend the procession held in the town of Arecibo, my wife´s birthplace.

The ritual starts at the Arecibo Cathedral with the Seven Words of Jesus on the cross. The procession then leaves the temple, carrying with them an image of Christ and of the grieving Virgin Mary. Groups of people representing Roman soldiers, townspeople, Veronica with the holy cloth, and young people carrying the nails, the holy cloth, and the crown of thorns follow them.

The procession marches around the town square and returns to the temple.

Hope you enjoy the photos.


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Regards,

Antonio
 

BBW

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Antonio, these are very moving images. I am sure that these photographs, and the others that you've taken over the years represent a historic treasure. I wonder - does your wife's home town have any sort of historical society...because I'd think they'd be thrilled to have some from your collection.
 

olli

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Great set. The centurion with his shiny armoured abs. and the crucified Christ stand out for me. The middle guy in the first image is a fine embodiment of muscular Christianity :)
 

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