Murcia Commemorates

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Holy week is one of the traditional celebrations of Murcia and numerous visitors from all corners of Spain it has been declared a Festival of national tourist interest, come to see its famous processions. Town shudders Recalling the days of the passion of Christ and the Murcia Hotels tend to fill completely. The evening of Holy Wednesday is one of the most eagerly awaited moments, when does season of penance the Real, very illustrious, Venerable and ancient Archconfraternity of the most precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, popularly known as the coloraos. This brotherhood is the oldest in the region. Its origins date from 1411, when founded in the Church of Santa Eulalia on the occasion of the visit of San Vicente Ferrer to the city. Of this parish, the brotherhood became the convent of the Trinitarians in the mid-sixteenth century, reaching the Carmelite convent where continues to have its canonical venue in 1589. You can see the processional steps during the rest of the year at the Museum of the blood, founded in 1994 in the Church of the Carmen. The main works of imagery are the Conversion of the Samaritan woman, one of the carvings more achieved by Roque Lopez (1799), the beloved disciple of the great baroque sculptor Francisco Salzillo.

The denial of Saint Peter a Christ exhibits work of Gregorio Molera (1947). The image of San Pedro comes from the original step created by the French sculptor Nicolas de Bussy in 1689. This sculptural group was traditionally known as El Paso del Gallo. The Praetorian is an Ecce Homo also work of Nicolas de Bussy (1699). Step includes carvings of Pilate and El Berrugo, Jose Sanchez Lozano (1945), happens to be one of the most beloved symbols of the procession of the colora I. The owner of the Archconfraternity of the aforementioned French sculptor (1693), is the Holy Christ of the blood. Isn’t this allegorical image of a crucified to use, but a symbolic image that relates to the wine and the blood of Christ, representing Jesus in the mystical winepress treading the grapes, while an Angel picks up in a chalice the blood that flows from the wound in the side. He is the work Summit of Bussy, saved from the destruction of the civil war, thanks to the restoration carried out by the sculptors Sanchez Lozano and Gonzalez Moreno. At the end of the 18th century is the Blessed Virgin painful of Roque Lopez, which celebrates station’s penance on one of the most ancient Thrones of the murcian Easter, dating from 1892. The sample of the Museum complete it a series of steps carved in the last century: Jesus in house of Lazarus, of Jose Hernandez Navarro; The lavatory, of Juan Gonzalez Moreno; The daughters of Jerusalem, by the same author and that it replaces an eponymous step disappeared in the Civil war and created by Santiago Baglietto in the mid-nineteenth century; the Santisimo Cristo de las Penas, of Jose Hernandez Navarro; a San Juan Evangelista, Juan Dorado breeze; Our father Jesus de la Humillacion, anonymous 17TH century carving; and the Santisima Virgen de la Soledad, the work of Antonio Campillo.

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