Main religious and Christian events of Orihuela´s Easter Week


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In the previous post we knew the main charms of Orihuela´s Easter Week. It’s time to discover the various events this city of Alicante celebrates annually to commemorate the life, death and resurrection of Christ.

Ash Wednesday
“Cuaresma” or Lent begins with a mass in which the ash is imposed. Thus begins a series of moves of processional images from museums and chapels to parishes and churches, and adoration, penitential “Via Crucis”,”besapiés”, rosaries, novenas and Masses with homilies, photography exhibitions and children’s literature competitions, procession marches and songs concerts. The Christian tradition indicates that all Friday of Lent, that is, every Friday from Ash Wednesday until Good Friday inclusive we can´t eat meat.

Good Friday
Eucharist of “Nuestra Señora de los Dolores” stewardship.
Procession of the “Nuestra Señora de las Angustias” and “Santísimo Cristo de los Agobiados” siblinghood. Cross adoration.
Bugles procession of the siblinghood “El Prendimiento”.
Traditional passion singing by “los Cantores de la Pasión y de la Primitiva Pasión Federico Rogel”.
“Santísimo Cristo de la Buena Muerte” move.
Procession with the trumpets of the the patronage of the city of Orihuela.

Passion Saturday
Eucharist and annual Mass of the “Pilares de la Soledad” brotherhood.
“Nuestra Señora de la Soledad” move.
Eucharist “Caballeros Cubiertos” brotherhood.
Mass of the penitential brotherhood “Santísimo Cristo de Zalamea” and “María Santísima del Consuelo”.
Mass of the papal, royal and illustrious brotherhood of “Nuestro Padre Jesús, El Prendimiento”.
Traditional passion singing by “Cantores de la Pasión y de la Primitiva Pasión Federico Rogel”.
“Cristo del Calvario” move.
Procession of the bugles of the “El Lavatorio” Royal Brotherhood.

Palm Sunday
Concert with two groups of singers of passion, horn, twin and bugles of “La Convocatoria” and the group of trumpets “Patronage of the city of Orihuela”.
Mass and Palm Sunday procession and blessing of palms.
“Mayordomía de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores” procession.
Procession of the “Santísimo Cristo de la Flagelación” and “Hermandad Penitencial del Santísimo Cristo de Zalamea y María Santísima del Consuelo” brotherhoods.

Easter Monday
Procession of the “La Samaritana” brotherhood and the pontiff, royal and illustrious brotherhood of “Nuestro Padre Jesús, El Prendimiento”.

Easter Tuesday
Pardon day. Penitential celebration at Holy Cathedral.
“Cofradía del Perdón” and “Cofradía Ecce-Homo” procession.

Easter Wednesday
Twin traditional touch of “mayordomía de Nuestro Padre Jesús”.
“Orden Franciscana Seglar” and “Muy Ilustre Mayordomía de Nuestro Padre Jesús” procession.
“Cofradía de la Sagrada Institución de la Eucaristía Santa Cena”, “Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles” and “Real Archicofradía y Mayordomía del Pilar y Real Cofradía de El Lavatorio” procession.

Easter Thursday
Solemn celebration of the Mass “La Cena del Señor”.
Interpretation passion singing by “Cantores de la Primitiva Pasión Federico Rogel”.
“Hermandad del Silencio” procession. At the end, penitential Stations of the Cross.

Easter Friday
“Hermandad Penitencial del Santísimo Cristo de la Buena Muerte” procession.
“Santísima Virgen Dolorosa” and ” El Salvador Resucitado” moves.
Celebration of the Passion and Death of the Christ.
General Procession of the Passion.

“Nuestra Señora de los Dolores” procession

Easter Saturday
“Santo Entierro de Cristo” procession with music bands, buglers and drums.
“Caballero Cubierto” reception at Santo Domingo Historic University.
“Santo Entierro de Cristo” procession.
Solemn Easter Vigil and papal blessing.
Mass with “Hermandad de la Resurrección” (Easter Vigil).
Procession from 00: 30h. Joyful and moving processions.

Easter Sunday
Resurrection brotherhood procession. Jubilation “tamborrada” by the resurrection of Jesus Christ and “Santísima Virgen Dolorosa” move.

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