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Tears and desolation brother after a Holy Thursday spent in water

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Tears and desolation brother after a Holy Thursday spent in water

Even though it was expected, it is no longer news, and in this case more so because of the social, economic and spiritual impact it has as well as the day it was, but Storm Nelson fulfilled the bad omens that he brought for this Holy Thursday and has left most of the cities and towns of Castilla y León without being able to enjoy the Holy Week processions.

In the city of ValladolidFor example, up to fifteen processional parades had been scheduled and none could take place due to the rains and strong wind of this storm that seems to be with us for more days in which it will ruin the most important and deeply rooted celebration in this Community.

One of the most relevant processions of Holy Week in Valladolid that was suspended this Holy Thursday was that of Penance and Charity of the Very Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Lady of Mercy of Valladolid, that not only could it not bring to the streets the passage of “La Quinta Angustia” by Gregorio Fernández (1625), but it could not comply with the tradition of pardoning a prisoner for the eighth consecutive year, since in 2016 the Government granted him this “favor” to a businessman, a brother of La Piedad, convicted of economic crimes.

The suspension of the processions forced religious acts and services to be carried out inside the temples, where the faces of the brothers were a poem of desolation and sadness for not being able to go out into the streets to parade.

The one from the Christ of the Light, forganized by professors and students of the University of Valladolid, nor one of the novelties of this year’s Valladolid Passion: the Christ of the Most Precious Blood He was going to procession for the first time on shoulders, to the displeasure of his brothers and bearers.

And since things are expected to remain the same or worse this Good Friday, the Government Council of the Brotherhood of the Seven Words of Valladolid has decided this afternoon that the Sermon of the Seven Words scheduled for the Plaza Mayor to be held inside the cathedral due to the “high probability” of rain. It will be pronounced starting at 12:00 noon by the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Valladolid and rector of the National Basilica-Shrine of the Great Promise, Jesús Fenández Lubiano.

And in Salamanca, After an afternoon looking at the sky, the forecasts were fulfilled and the rain prevented the brothers of the Brotherhood of the Christ of Love and Peace of the charro capital to take to the streets this image and that of Mary Our Mother of the Arrabal church, Thus leaving the city of Tormes without one of the most iconic images of its Holy Week, that of the brothers accompanying their steps across the Roman Bridge, with the cathedral in the background, to enter the historic center of the city.

The procession of the Brotherhood of Christ of Love and Peace and Mary Our Mother has been cancelled. Brotherhood and assistants inside the Arrabal Church.
The procession of the Brotherhood of Christ of Love and Peace and Mary Our Mother has been cancelled. Brotherhood and assistants inside the Arrabal Church.IcalIcal

In addition, the traditional entry into the Salamanca cathedral was also planned, halfway through the route, to be able to perform the penitential act in the atrium next to the images of the Christ of Love and Peace, an anonymous work from the 17th century, and of Mary Our Lady, which was made in 1987 by Hipólito Pérez Calvo. But it couldn’t be

In Leon, The bad weather also did not allow one of the most important moments of Holy Week to be celebrated normally and in all its splendor: the Proclamation on horseback organized by the Brotherhood of the Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross, whose tour through the city was reduced by the rain that fell.

In Zamora, At the close of this edition, two processions had been suspended, among them that of La Vera Cruz, one of the most beloved in the capital of Zamora for water, which joins the Via Crucis on the afternoon of Holy Tuesday and the Procession of the Royal Brotherhood of the Santísimo Cristo de las Injurias, which was also unable to take the oath of silence of its brothers in the Cathedral Square.

In Avilawhose Passion is also declared of International Tourist Interest, the spectacular Procession of Los Pasos was also suspended, so the Via Crucis was celebrated inside the Avila cathedral, a place that houses the ten steps that were scheduled to appear in the parade organized by the Royal and Illustrious Patronage of Santa Vera Cruz, the oldest of the Holy Week in Avila.

In PalenciaNor did the Prayer in the Garden of the True Cross or the Prayer of Forgiveness and Indult of the Brotherhood of the Most Holy Christ of Mercy process.

The rain also forced this Holy Thursday to move the Via Crucis to the Brotherhood of the Holy and Venerable Slavery and Holy Burial of Christ of the Gascons was going to take place in the upper area of ​​the Aqueduct of Segovia with the images of the Christ of the Gascons and the Virgin of the Tailors.

Y in Burgosthe rain forced the suspension of the Encuentro procession, one of the most emotional of Holy Week in the capital of Burgos, in which the images of Our Lady of Sorrows and Jesus with the cross on his backafter procession from their respective temples, They meet like Mother and Son at the foot of the Cathedral.

Vice President García-Gallardo attends the Eucharist celebrated in the San Mamés church in the Zamora town of Bercianos de Aliste
Vice President García-Gallardo attends the Eucharist celebrated in the San Mamés church in the Zamora town of Bercianos de AlisteJcylThe reason

Institutional visit

On the other hand thedo, it should be noted that the vice president of the Junta de Castilla y León, Juan García-Gallardo, attended today in the Zamora town of Bercianos de Aliste to the Eucharist celebrated in the church of San Mamés and, later, he visited the museum of the Brotherhood of the Holy Burial, in one of the most important moments of the Passion of this municipality.

The one that will certainly not be suspended is the one known as the Genarín procession, in León although this is from pagan and festive character which starts one minute before midnight in memory of the skinner who almost a century ago he was killed by the city’s first garbage truckin what is the most crowded of Holy Week in León, with the image on a litter of Genaro and the recitation of burlesque verses.

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