First Sunday of advent and celebration of Santa Barbara
Next Sunday 27 November match two celebrations: the First Sunday of advent and Santa Barbara (We anticipate your celebration, What is the 4 of December), whose image is is presiding over the altar of the Royal Chapel of this Holy. The ceremony will also take place in Prizes of the contest's cards of Christmas directed to the children.
The image of Sana'a Barbara who chairs the chapel which bears his name, was donated to the Church of San Juan del Hospital by the Army the 20 March of the 2001. Her devotion to this santa is back to the century XIII, and it is linked to the figure of the Empress Constance of Greece, that after widowhood, was host in Valencia by the King JaimeI, He joined her family ties. The Empress had great devotion to this Saint and spread it in various places. Up to the point of that when passed away, wanted to be buried in this church (1307) and he rested on the south side chapel of the presbytery. In 1696, the Real Brotherhood of Santa Barbara requested and obtained the transfer of his remains to the newly built baroque chapel of King Carlos II, placed under the patronage of this Saint who so much devotion professed. Currently rests in a box suspended on the right wall of the chapel - faithful replica of which was desecrated (1936)- that is dedicated to the book of the blessed. As Santa Barbara is the 4 of December, mention of this santa at all of the masses on that day will be.
In addition we celebrate the First Sunday of advent, getting ready for Christmas. By that will light a candle of the “Crown of advent” After the mass of children. Each week light sail several marriages: the first Sunday, one. The second two Sunday and so up to four couples to turn on the 4 candles from the fourth Sunday, on the eve of Christmas.