Good Friday (Friday, March 29, 2013): PROCESSION OF THE HOLY ENCOUNTER
Church of San Miguel dos Agros
Praza da Quintana – Rúa da Conga – Praza das Praterías – Rúa do Vilar – Praza do Toural – Rúa Nova – Rúa da Conga – Rúa do Preguntoiro – Praza de Cervantes – Rúa da Algalia de Arriba – Rúa de San Roque – Rúa do Hospitaliño – Praza de San Martiño – Praza de San Miguel dos Agros
Points of interest...
Procession featuring parish cross, band music with bugles and drums and the Municipal Music Band.
Its members wear a black serge habit with purple moiré silk wristbands, sash and hood.
The images of “La Virgen de los Dolores" and "Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno” are clothed with velvet capes made and embroidered in the Porto sewing workshop in the second half of the 20th Century.
The figures of St. John and St. Veronica also form part of the procession.
The brotherhood was founded by aristocratic gentlemen in 1731. It was originally based in the church of San Cayetano, with the primary objective of providing comfort, assistance, company and funerals for those sentenced to death.
It was given a large part of the Pastoriza Cemetery in order to fulfill its objectives.
In 1738 the brotherhood joined that of “San Juan Degollado de la Nación Florentina” in Rome, making use of this “alliance” to receive a bull of privilege.
In 1742 the brotherhood moved to the chapel of San Miguel, which was sold in 1752 to the brotherhood along with its tombs and sacristy.
The brotherhood has held the funeral for a total of thirty-two convicts sentenced to death since its establishment.