Tuesday, April 14, 2009


This is the second time I carry in this procession, last time was about 13 years ago! Some friends of my parents gave me the turn and asked me to do it for them. The turn was an Honor Commission. The first turns, the last turns and some others like in front of the Cathedral are honor turns. Their family has had this turn for years and have priority to buy them when the turns come out on sale. The friend I carried it for has just won a battle against cancer.

This procession takes place on Maundy Thursday the day we commemorate as the establishment of the Eucharist, since it was the day of The Last Supper. 

My turn was a block along the foothills of El Cerrito del Carmen (I will write about it in a couple of days).

All women bearers are dressed in white and men either on dark suits or with the Cucurucho outfit with white trim of top.

Here we are, my mom the girls an I and my dad behind the Camera. They got a spot on the shade along the fences of the Cerrito del Carmen. Again my turn was the left side so this Semana Santa we never got to be on the side of Jesus's semblance.

I been wanting to get this shot below for all the previous procession and my dad did it beautiful. You can see all men that are about to bear, kneeling with devotion and making a prayer before their turn.
This year all procession had the same theme (not always has it been that way). The them was based on the scripture 

John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. and him being the Eternal Priest.

They had the crumbled temple in the front and the reconstructed temple in the back.

The image is attributed to Fray Juan de Aguirre towards the end of the 16th century.

The Virgin Mary comes next. This is a longer float that the other one I carried at and it was a lot less heavy. The float has 40 arms on each side for a total of 80 bearers per turn.

Now looking at the pictures I think somebody missed a spot towards the front and pushed everyone to the back where we were body against body. You can see me towards the back with the longer skirt.

The procession leaves the Church at 6.45 am and returns 15 minutes after midnight. The pictures were taken at around 8.30 am.

1 comment:

Zarek said...

I like your pictures!