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 Dinner fraternity in which we see pictures of past Easter.
February 2018 – Soparet Dinner fraternity in which we will prepare Easter and will welcome new members.
Saturday 10 March 2018 – will begin Novena to the Christ of Sorrows in S. Juan de el Hospital, and end on his feast day, Sunday 18 March (5of lent), where being pray a prayer to Christ at the end of Mass 19 h.
Sunday, 18 March 2018 – The day Feast of Christ of Sorrows at 18.30h will welcome and welcome new members (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 – At 12.30pm Procession Ramos the adjacent streets to the Church.
Holy Wednesday – 28 March 2018 – At 18.30h, members of the Chapel of Cristo de las Penas receive the Royal Brotherhood of Jesus in Column. At 19h she departs from San Juan del Hospital Procession of Reprieve.
Holy Thursday – 29 March 2018 – At 20.30 h will be the traditional Procession of the Christ of Sorrows. He will travel the streets Trinquete Caballeros, Palau, Hazelnuts, Del Mar until Pouet San Vicente, Conde Montornés, governor Viejo, Aparisi and Guijarro, Plaza Naples and Sicily. Finally, Ratcheting down the street Knights will return back to the Church (about 22h) where the "acte de recolliment" will take place and, then, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel neomozárabe
Good Friday – 30 March 2018 – At 19h Via Crucis the adjacent streets to the Church.