Did you know? Anecdotes and curiosities of Holy Week in Seville – Vol. 4

By on 17 January 2016

The Christ of Love leads after cross a pelican representing the symbol of love…

It tells the medieval legend that a pelican back to life her dead offspring with his own blood, esparciándola on them after opening the chest to pecking.
Similarly we must not forget how Jesus shed his blood for the salvation of men in proof of Love. Pelican also appears in the bucket of Jesus Nazarene Brotherhood of Silence.

The Star is known for “the Brave”

Because in the year 1932.
during the Republic, It was the only brotherhood that made station of penance during Holy Week, despite religious persecution existente.La Star was stoned in the Rioja and Tetuan streets and fired three pistol shots in the Plaza del Triunfo. Yet he completed his journey to return to his neighborhood Triana

The Christ of the Expiration of the brotherhood of Museum…

It is made of a special paste whose composition is unknown. author, Marcos Cabrera, I saw the Aztec Indians use on a trip to Mexico. Legend has it that to prevent the image could copy the carver had to pull molds the Guadalquivir.

The Cristo de la Vera Cruz…

It is smaller and the same time the oldest of which procession through the streets of Seville during Easter.

In the Entombment…

an allegorical step appears popularly known as “canine” representing the triumph of the Cross over death and hence the legend that can read “His death trampled”. This step through the streets of Seville on Holy Saturday and he meditates see a skeleton sitting on a globe next to a dead dragon that symbolizes sin.

Silence, the oldest Brotherhood of Holy Week –

Named for its rigor and composure during Penitence Station. Nazarenes of this brotherhood – carry the cross upside down, reverse usual, as does the Nazarene- and during its journey through the streets of Seville in the early hours of Friday they can not talk and always look forward (Nor can rotate the head back).

Our Father Jesus of Great Power…

It is known by the Lord of Seville by the great devotion that professes our city

The Calvary…

It is one of the most austere brotherhoods of the Holy Week in Seville. During the whole of Penitence in the “Madrugá” Calvary brothers keep strict silence.

The Brotherhood of Bitterness…

It is known for White Silence, because despite being one of the so-called serious brotherhoods (Brotherhood of silence) wearing white robes instead of black. By the way, the first painful sevillana was canonically crowned the Virgin of Bitterness, in 1954.

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