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The National Corpus Prize this year travels to Archena, received by the Brotherhood of Corpus Christi and Virgen de la Salud for that great feast that in that city carry out Before the Mass and Claustral Procession with the Cristo Yacente, the mayor (02/04/2017)

The National Corpus 2017 Prize, which awards the Archosfradía del Santísimo Cuerpo de Cristo "Señor del Mundo" and Santo Entierro de Alcantarilla, as already announced in January has been awarded to the Corpus Christi Brotherhood and Virgen de la Salud Of Archena, for the great celebrations that the Brotherhood and the Murcia city organize in so marked date of the Corpus.

As it is also a tradition the same is given in the gala dinner that this Arch-brotherhood organizes after the Mass and the thrilling procession claustral that takes place at the beginning as at the end of the same, with the image of its holder, the Cristo Yacente, prize-winning work in a national sculptor contest and the Murcia sculptor José Planes.

Previously Alcantarilla Mayor Joaquín Buendía had a reception to the winners in the plenary hall of the City Hall, which was also presided over by the mayor of Archena, Patricia Fernandez, along with the Elder Brothers of the Arch-brotherhood of the Holy Body of Christ "Lord of the World" and Santo Entierro de Alcantarilla, José Juan Sánchez del Cerro and María Dolores Ferrer Martínez, Corpus of Archena.

Mayor Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, had words of praise for the city of Archena "to keep alive this feast in honor of the Corpus, a great day in that town, for the love and demonstrated love that put their neighbors, next to the Brotherhood And with the Town Hall and its mayor to the front to enlarge the party, with the annual procession, with monumental carpets, in their patron saint festivities. "

Feast that as we indicate celebrates the Brotherhood of the Santísimo Corpus Christi, at the moment composed by about thousand members of all the Region of Murcia.

Brotherhood that formed at the end of July 1948, with its headquarters in the parish church of San Juan Bautista de Archena and with the purpose of fomenting the love to Sacramentado Jesus and to the Virgin of the Health, patrons of Archena.

With a hall full of representatives of the two brotherhoods, as well as different members of the municipal government team of Alcantarilla and the Municipal Corporation, as well as the Town Hall of Archena, accompanied by the Brotherhood Consular and pastor of the Church of San Juan Of Archena, Alfonso Alburquerque.

The mayor delivered a monolith of the facade of our Town Hall to the mayor of Archena, as a reminder of this event.

Later, in the Church of St. Peter the Apostle Sewer, the solemn Mass was celebrated in honor and memory of the deceased brothers during this last year, two of them of great significance for the Arch-brotherhood, because they were Honorary Senior Brothers of the same, as They were Pedro Pérez (Perico el Tontino) and José Sánchez (José de la Mariquita), great collaborators and defenders of the religious traditions that the Arch-brotherhood has been maintaining during its 325 years of existence.

The Mass was carried out by the parish priest of San Pedro, José Antonio Moreno and concelebrated by the parish priest of San Juan de Archena, Alfonso Alburquerque.

The award ceremony was given by the Mayor Brother of the Alcantarilla Archcofradía, José Sánchez del Cerro, to María Dolores Ferrer Martínez, president of the archenera Brotherhood.

The history of the Corpus Christi Awards, which with the national scope of the Archipelago of the Holy Body of Christ "Lord of the World" and Santo Entierro de Alcantarilla, to date are the following: 2011 - Chapter of Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of the city of Toledo.

2012 - Royal Sacramental Brotherhood of the Holy Burial of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Triumph of the Holy Cross and Mary of Villaviciosa of the city of Seville.

2013 - Procession of the Corpus Christi of the Andalusian city of Granada.

2014 - Brotherhood of the Holy Burial of the Castilian city of Valladolid.

2015 - Brotherhood of the Virgin of the First Pain of Alcantarilla and in 2016 - Real Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus of the Holy Sepulcher and Our Lady of Solitude, Malaga and last, delivered last Friday night, in 2017, The Brotherhood of Corpus Christi and Virgen de la Salud, Archena.

This Arch-brotherhood dating from the twelfth century, after the reconquest, with reliable evidence in the records of the year 1688, found in the Book of the Brotherhood, and refounded in 1944 after several avatars, has been developing a work worthy of praise throughout Of all these last years, with more than three hundred brothers brothers expressing their support for it.

But the Arch-Confraternity, after so many years of history, continues very alive and lives a history present magnifying and giving more and more brilliance to it, given the interest of the different older brothers, boards and brothers that compose it.

The Corpus Christi Prize, in which the archconfraternity and the Alcantarilla municipality have had the opportunity to establish ties of brotherhood with other important religious institutions.

Of special importance has undoubtedly been the General Audience held in Rome with Pope Francis, on October 5, for the Archbishopric and for the historical annals of it, on the occasion of the anniversary of the 250th anniversary of the acquisition Of the Holy Custody by the Arch-brotherhood, granted by the Prefature of the Pontifical House.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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