Procession of the Christ of Sorrows

The procession of Christ of Sorrows with images of the twelfth century through the streets of downtown Valencia Holy Thursday
In a tradition that recovered the church of San Juan del Hospital ago 25 years

VALENCIA, 27 MAR. (AVAN).- The image of the Christ of Sorrows Holy Thursday will travel the streets of the historic center of Valencia with the oldest processional images of Holy Week Valencia, the Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist of the twelfth century, a procession was recovered ago 25 years by the church of San Juan del Hospital in Valencia, where three sizes are revered.

The procession will begin at 20.30 hours from the church of San Juan del Hospital where he will return after touring the streets of Trinquete de Caballeros, Hazelnuts and until calle del Mar Pouet San Vicente, Conde Montornés, governor Viejo, Aparisi and Guijarro, and Plaza Naples and Sicily.

After the procession, finalizará that with the "act of recollection", the temple will host to the 23 hours Holy Hour and, from midnight, the adoration turns throughout the night in the chapel neomozárabe, have added.
Also, the procession of Christ of Sorrows "is traditionally characterized by its special recollection and devotion, since images are accompanied only by the sound of the timpani ", They have pointed.
Retrieves a tradition that remonta the twelfth century

The church of San Juan del Hospital resumed in 1993 the tradition of ancient processions, dating back to the thirteenth century, through the Liturgy Council acting under the patronage of the Chapel of the Holy Christ of Sorrows. Thus, continues the tradition of the Brotherhood of Christ of Sorrows, disappeared in the century XVIII.Las images of the Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist are two wood carvings twelfth century whose polychrome "mimics the texture of fabrics of the time, with plant motifs and gold detailing on cuffs, neck and edges ". In addition, "Authorship is pending investigation from calligraphic signs are seen in the front of the folds of the mantle of the Virgin and around the mantle of San Juan".

On the other hand, in the image of the Cristo de las Penas, that represents the tree of the Cross, "The short length of the drape of the fabric, around the hip, It was admitted to the fourteenth century, which determines the time of its realization ". 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. The original image was destroyed in 1937.


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