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Holy Week Procession in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by ajramirez, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    As you may know, Puerto Rico is a nation with a strong Catholic presence and tradition. Holy Week processions are staged in many of its towns. For the last two years I have been able to attend the procession held in the town of Arecibo, my wife´s birthplace.

    The ritual starts at the Arecibo Cathedral with the Seven Words of Jesus on the cross. The procession then leaves the temple, carrying with them an image of Christ and of the grieving Virgin Mary. Groups of people representing Roman soldiers, townspeople, Veronica with the holy cloth, and young people carrying the nails, the holy cloth, and the crown of thorns follow them.

    The procession marches around the town square and returns to the temple.

    Hope you enjoy the photos.


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    Regards,

    Antonio
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Antonio, these are very moving images. I am sure that these photographs, and the others that you've taken over the years represent a historic treasure. I wonder - does your wife's home town have any sort of historical society...because I'd think they'd be thrilled to have some from your collection.
     
  3. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Great set. The centurion with his shiny armoured abs. and the crucified Christ stand out for me. The middle guy in the first image is a fine embodiment of muscular Christianity :smile:
     
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Very poignant - thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Beautiful images Antonio - some of the ones with little children are particularly poignant.

    -Ray