Processional Way of the Cross of the Holy Christ of the Blood
Holy Monday Night


The concept of Procession and that of liturgical act are intermingled in a peculiar staging that is distinguished by its solemnity. Preceded by a breaking group made up of deaf drums, Cruz Guía and Ciriales, the Third of Nazarenes from the Brotherhood of Santa parade. María Magdalena, carrying candles and preceding the Paso del Stmo. Cristo de la Sangre, accompanied by the crowd, parades to the sound of the marches played by the Music Band. When each of the places provided for the stations is reached (where the Cross and the raised Ciriales await), the music stops and the prayer of the Station begins, after which the parade resumes.


Undoubtedly the note of greatest interest of the night is the possibility of enjoying the proposal in two different ways. This original approach allows, on the one hand, to join from the beginning the large group of faithful who follow Christ in the complete prayer of the Via Crucis, whose meditation, prepared by the Parish Priest each year, is printed and distributed to the public. On the other, it is possible to look out at the magnificent procession at some points to contemplate the Procession as such, which presides over the magnificence of the throne, splendid woodwork made by Ibáñez Valles, and above all by one of the masterpieces of the image maker Álvarez Duarte, the Stmo. Christ of the Blood (both works carried out in Seville in 2001). Due to the solemnity of the parade and the notable dimensions of the Paso, it is particularly edifying to contemplate it in the Plaza del Comisario, where it arrives shortly after leaving; and also to its collection, already at dawn, when the Plaza del Ayuntamiento bears witness to the good work of the anderos turning the throne for its entrance into the Basilica of the Assumption.


Plaza Mayor, Cid, La Parra, Rincón de los Pinos, Pinos, Larga, Buitragos, San Sebastián, Esquina del Convento, Mesones, Cadenas, Barco, La Hoz and Plaza Mayor,