The Portico of Glory

Posted on 06/04/2023 at 07:54

Holy Week in Cieza began Palm Sunday with the Celebration of the Eucharist and Blessing of the Palms in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption. Next, there was the Procession of the Palm with the passage of the Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, accompanied by the Brotherhood of La Oración del Huerto y Santo Sepulcro and the 17 remaining Brotherhoods and Brotherhoods that make up the Board of Passionate Brotherhoods of Cieza. In the afternoon, the Processional Transfer of the Holy Christ of Consuelo took place from its hermitage to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption.

On the night of Holy Monday, from 9:30 p.m., the Brotherhood of Santa María Magdalena celebrated its traditional Via Crucis Procession of the Holy Christ of the Blood.

The night of Holy Tuesday was the night of the representation of the Order of El Prendimiento and subsequent Procession. From 9:00 p.m. in the Plaza Mayor, musically accompanied by the Cieza Municipal Music Band, the steps of La Santa Cena, La Oración del Huerto, El Prendimiento and Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno paraded, the latter escorted by the Roman Tercio of the Holy Sepulcher ; all this broadcast by La 7tv Región de Murcia.

Holy Wednesday was the day of the traditional Bringing of the Saints. At 5:30 p.m., the children's steps of El Ángel and La traición de Judas toured the streets of the old town of Cieza. At 6:30 p.m. the Transfer of San Juan took place, and at 7 p.m., that of Santa María Magdalena. Later, at 9:00 p.m., the General Procession began, with the following steps: The Samaritan Woman, The Anointing of Jesus in Betania, The Arrest, Roman Tercio of the Holy Sepulchre, Saint Peter, The Flagellation, The Crowning with Thorns, Ecce Homo, Saint Veronica, Blessed Christ of Forgiveness, Saint Mary Magdalene, Blessed Christ of Consolation and Blessed Virgin of Sorrows.