Holy Week Processions in Portugal

Posted April 6, 2017 7:39 pm by Gregory DiPippo

Holy Week Processions in Portugal

Thanks to our friend Marco da Vinha, author of the blog Alma Bracarense, for letting us know about these videos of a traditional Holy Week procession in the little town of Óbidos, Portugal. (Click here for information in English from the town’s website.) The first shows the Good Friday procession representing the burial of the dead Christ, with soldiers, girls who I believe represent angels, carrying the emblems of the Lord’s Passion (the title of the Cross etc.), the statue of Christ Himself, followed by the Virgin of Sorrows with a sword though Her heart, and a band playing mournful

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