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The Procession of Penance to the Macarena and the Christ of Medinaceli (29/03/2010)

On the evening of Holy Tuesday, Sewell held the procession of penance, with the Brotherhood of Nuestro Padre Jesus "Medinaceli" and Our Lady of Hope Macarena ", leaving from the Church of St. Peter the Apostle, across from City Hall at 21:00 hours through the streets Mayor, Ruiz Carrillo, Beata Piedad de la Cruz, Carrillo Jara plaza, streets Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, plaza Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla, Nona Street, Steps, Cross, Mayor and again the Church of San Pedro.

This procession takes as almost all fraternities and guilds of our town thrones images and shoulders of the other brothers.

Since 1996 Nuestro Padre Jesus "Medinaceli is ported with 65 shelves and in the last couple of years portapasos both women and men and the" Macarena "is taken from 1997 with 65 other shelves.

There are two steps that the cortege procession, the aforementioned Jesus of Medinaceli and the "Macarena", both of Murcia José Noguera Valverde imager and in 1951 made the first and the second picture in 1952.

The Brotherhood of Reconciliation was founded in January 1951, being recognized by the Diocese of Cartagena on 15 March that año1951, and at present with 220 brothers penitents.

The Nazarenes of Cristo de Medinaceli look purple velvet robe, while the Esperanza Macarena sport a green velvet robe with the hood and girdle of white satin.

The brothers row of wooden crosses bear Christ, while the bronze lanterns carry Macarena.

As in the past year, images accompanied by music bands Our Lady of Sorrows, the Eagles and the Samaritan woman, of Alguazas, likewise, singing arrows, Isabel, an a cappella singer, two points along both the Street, as Nona Street and at the end of the procession at the meeting of two thrones in the plaza of San Pedro.

This procession before leaving the Convent of San Francisco, changed a few years ago the place of departure and is now done from the Church of St. Peter the Apostle, having the headquarters of the Brotherhood in the Plaza de San Francisco.

This brotherhood toshers is twinned since 1952 with the Christ of Medinaceli in Madrid, the first established in Spain.

Easter Tuesday in Sewell was always characterized by the many women dressed in typical "handjob" that come to Our Lady of Hope Macarena ", with special participation of women in the Housewives' Association and Federation Cultural rocks and Sewer festive, with the participation of the current queen of the May Festival and the newly elected last March 14, accompanying her bridesmaids.

The Christ is accompanied by a large number of penitents and promises, in silence, barefoot in the greatest number of cases and close the candlelight procession.

The Guild of Our Penance.

Father Jesus (Medinaceli) and Our Lady of Hope (Macarena), made the traditional Besapie the Medinaceli in the Parish of St. Peter the Apostle, on Friday 5 March.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla/Fotos: Manuel Almira

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