Saturday, April 4, 2015

Holly Week in Mahon.

Holly Week commemorates the Passion and Resurrection of Christ in the Catholic countries.

Mahon has its own devote processions, specially the Good Friday one that took place yesterday.

The processions are organized by hermandades and cofradías, religious brotherhoods. Members precede the pasos dressed in penitential robes with curucutxus, (tall, pointed hoods with eye-holes).

The curucutxus were designed so the faithful could repent in anonymity, without being recognised as self-confessed sinners .

At the centre of each procession are the pasos, an image or set of images set atop a moveable float of wood. The sculptures themselves are carved and painted, and often lifesize or larger. All of the principal images of the Semana Santa are on display for veneration in their home churches all year round.

Some of the different churches brotherhoods in Mahon:

 Confraternidad de Centuriones de San Cornelio

Cofradia de la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

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