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WAY OF THE CROSS

WAY OF THE CROSS

16/04/2014
[Religious]

Holy Wednesday (Wednesday, April 16): Way of the Cross
Coordinator of Secular Religious Organisations

Time
- 7.30 pm: Mass
- 8 pm: Procession

Organisation
Coordinator of Secular Religious Organisations

Home-Starting point
Church of San Francisco

Itinerary
Catedral - Praza da Quintana - Rúa da Conga - Rúa Xelmírez - Praza das Praterías - Rúa Fonseca - Rúa do Franco - Praza do Obradoiro - Rúa San Francisco - Campiño de San Francisco - Igrexa de San Francisco - Catedral.

Points of interest...
The procession originally featured the Franciscan Fathers’ damascus cross, but in 1957 it was replaced by the statue of “El Cristo de la Paciencia de Conxo.”
It is always presided by the Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, with the participation of representatives of all of Compostela’s brotherhoods.

Year of Foundation
Started in 1955, it was suspended in 1967 and restarted in 1988.

History
The Way of the Cross was founded by the brotherhood of “Nuestro Padre Jesús Flagelado,” with the collaboration of the brotherhoods of “Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno” and “La Santísima Virgen de los Dolores” and the brotherhood of “El Santo Cristo de la Unción y Nuestra Señora de la Serenidad.”
In 1988, after being absent from Holy Week for 21 years, Archbishop Antonio María Rouco Varela asked the Coordinator of Secular Religious Organisations to restart it. It has not been suspended during the last 20 years, acquiring more and more splendour.
At present, the 14 stations of the Cross are distributed througout the itinerary, being marked by wooden crosses, where the meditations started by Pope John Paul II at Rome’s Coliseum on Good Friday, 1991, are carried out.

More information

Venue
Convent and Church of San Francisco
Location
Rúa do Campiño de San Francisco 3, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start time
19:30:00
Start date
16/04/2014
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