The Pastoral of the liturgy of St. John Hospital takes place under the patronage of the Cristo de las Peñas. The faithful who collaborate in this task attempt to dignify the liturgy at San Juan de el Hospital, in a particular manner the Holy week and spread devotion to Christ on Calvary.
In the 14th century there was already the confraternity of the most Holy Christ of Sorrows, very venerated in Valencia. Among other works, his ordeal took care of the most needy in prison prisoners. Let be be sure that news of the brotherhood in 1767, and in 1829 Chapel. From 1993 turns to celebrate the Christ of Sorrows procession on the night of Holy Thursday.
The Cristo de las Peñas is an anonymous sculpture of century XII or XIV which replaces the primitive image of the Cristo de las Peñas, which was destroyed in 1937. The image that is venerated today was acquired by the first rector of the Church in 1967 When the temple was restored and returned to the cult.
Prayer to the Christ of Sorrows
Santísimo Cristo de Peñas: We pray for all people in the world suffer from the consequences of sin, so you cures the sick, you give food to those who suffer from hunger, you free of injustice to the persecuted, redeem to prisoners, you grant to return home to emigrants and exiles, you protect those who travel and give salvation to the dying. It especially protects those suffering from family violence, closure and division; especially the children who have been wounded or shocked.
Your, comfort those who mourn and strength of those who suffer, hears the prayers of those who call upon you in their distress and make them feel the help of your mercy. Amen.
(Taken from the prayer of the faithful in the liturgy of good Friday and the prayer of Pope Francis by families. Ecclesiastical licensed)
AGENDA – CHAPEL OF CHRIST OF PENALTIES 2017 – 2018
October 2017 – Soparet Cena de fraternidad en la que veremos las fotografías de la pasada Semana Santa.
February 2018 – Soparet Cena de fraternidad en la que prepararemos la Semana Santa y daremos la bienvenida a los nuevos miembros.
Saturday 10 March 2018 – Comenzará la Novena to the Christ of Sorrows in S. Juan de el Hospital, y terminará el día de su fiesta, Sunday 18 March (5of lent), donde ser rezará una oración al Cristo al terminar la Misa de 19 h.
Sunday, 18 March 2018 – The day Feast of Christ of Sorrows a las 18.30h se dará la bienvenida y acogerá a los nuevos miembros (adults, children and clavariesas), with the blessing and imposition of habits, medals and badges. Then, at 19h will celebrate Mass, It will be provided for components of the Chapel and deceased family members. Then there will be party and snack for children and will offer a wine of honor.
Friday of pain – 23 March 2018 – In unite al Via Crucis City of Valencia, tiene lugar fear that the Old City, starting from the Plaza de la Virgen and chaired by the Archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Cañizares.
Palm Sunday – 25 March 2018 – A las 12.30h Procession Ramos por las calles adyacentes a la Iglesia.
Holy Wednesday – 28 March 2018 – A las 18.30h, miembros de la Capilla del Cristo de las Penas recibirá a la Real Cofradía de Jesús en la Columna. A las 19h sale desde San Juan del Hospital la Procesión del Indulto.
Holy Thursday – 29 March 2018 – At 20.30 h will be the traditional Procession of the Christ of Sorrows. Recorrerá las calles Trinquete Caballeros, Palau, Hazelnuts, Del Mar until Pouet San Vicente, Conde Montornés, governor Viejo, Aparisi and Guijarro, Plaza Nápoles y Sicilia. Finalmente, Ratcheting down the street Knights will return back to the Church (about 22h) where the "acte de recolliment" will take place and, then, la adoración del Santísimo en la capilla neomozárabe
Good Friday – 30 March 2018 – At 19h Via Crucis por las calles adyacentes a la Iglesia.