Cristo de las Peñas


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)

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Photo gallery of the ceremony for the imposition of medals and badges 2020

Photo Gallery of the procession of Cristo de las Penas 2019

Photo Gallery of the Feast of Cristo de las Penas 2019

Photo Gallery of the procession of Cristo de las Penas 2018

Photo Gallery of the Feast of Cristo de las Penas 2018

Photo Gallery of the Feast of Cristo de las Penas 2017

Photo Gallery of the procession of Cristo de las Penas 2017

Photo Gallery of the Feast of Cristo de las Penas 2016

Photo Gallery of the procession of Cristo de las Penas 2016


Dear friends of the Chapel of the Holy Christ of Sorrows,
This year we will celebrate Passion Week differently……
We will accompany our Christ, together with his Mother and Saint John, with our united and more intense prayer…..
And the sentence, the esperanza and the mercy, they will be part of our procession on Maundy Thursday..
We will embrace his Wood and we will pour out our sorrows, imploring his help.
We will unite our suffering to that of Christ and under the cloak of our Sorrowful Mother, we will remember our new members, of the sick and those who have gone before us and are in heaven, imploring his help.
Resurrection Sunday, we will open our windows, as Pope Francis says, and that the Grace and Strength of the Holy Spirit enter us.
So be it ….
Our embrace and Peace with everyone.

President and Board of the Chapel of Cristo de las Penas; D. Tirso de Andrés, Pbo.; D. Carlos Cremades, Rector of San Juan del Hospital.


Saturday 21 to the 29 March 2020 – Ninth Novena will begin the Christ of Sorrows in S. Juan de el Hospital, and end on his feast day, Sunday 29 of April (5of lent), where being pray a prayer to Christ at the end of Mass 19 h.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 – Feast of Christ of Sorrows The day of the 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 – 3 of April 2020 Via Crucis we will join the 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 – 5 of April 2020 At 12.30pm Procession Ramos the adjacent streets to the Church. Olive branches and palms leaving the coated vestas Chapel.
Holy Wednesday – 8 of April 2020 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 – 9 of April 2020 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 which will continue throughout the night.
Good Friday – 10 of April 2020 17:30h. Office of the Lord's passion. At 19h Via Crucis the adjacent streets to the Church.
Holy Saturday – 11 of April 2020 12:00h. Meditation accompanying Ntra. Lady of Solitude. 21:00h. Solemn Easter Vigil.
Resurrection Sunday – 12 of April 2020 12:30h. Procession of the Meeting the Risen Lord with His Mother. It is held in the transit of the church.
May 2020 We will make a pilgrimage to a nearby shrine.
June 2020 We participated in the Corpus Christi procession in the city of Valencia.