Soparet, Novena and Feast of Cristo de las Penas
Last Saturday 25 February celebrate the traditional soparet of Christ and penalties, on the occasion of the next imposition of the medal 11 new members. We met over 60 people (parent, children, grandchildren…) and we could see images of the procession last year, in a family atmosphere.
Next Saturday 25 de marzo tendrá lugar la tradicional Novena to the Christ of Sorrows in S. Juan de el Hospital, that will end your holiday, Sunday 2 of April (5of lent), where being pray a prayer to Christ at the end of Mass 19 h. This year coincides with the Feast of the Annunciation.
The day Feast of Christ of Sorrows (2 April) will be welcome and will welcome new members, with the blessing and imposition of habits, medals and badges. Then mass will take place, 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.
The Christ of Sorrows is an anonymous 14th century sculpture. The current image replaces the original, that was destroyed in 1937 and that had been moved in 1905 the newly built Temple of S. John and S. Vicente (Calle Isabel la Católica), where he also was transferred the parish. It was acquired by the first Rector of the Church of S. Juan de el Hospital in 1967, When the temple was restored and returned to the cult.
In the 14th century, the confraternity of the most Holy Christ of Sorrows was greatly appreciated in Valencia, among other works of mercy, his clavario took care of the neediest prison prisoners. In 1767 It ceased to have news of this brotherhood.