photo by Isabel de León

GOOD FRIDAY Penance Procession – La Merced

When:
April 19, 2019 @ 3:00 am – 3:45 pm
2019-04-19T03:00:00-06:00
2019-04-19T15:45:00-06:00
Where:
La Antigua
Main Streets
check map event
Cost:
Free

Good Friday, Penance Procession Jesús Nazareno, Iglesia La Merced.

The Good Friday procession includes characters in Roman costume, one representing Pontius Pilate, and others dressed as Palestinians; also, representations of the Roman Praetorian Guard mounted on horses, giving with this an aspect of realism to the commemoration of the “Via Crucis” of Jesus.

GOOD FRIDAY Penance Procession - La Merced
photo by José Miguel Hosttas V.

This procession has the special feature in the ornament of the anda, as it represents the “Vía Sacra”. In a simple way evokes the path to Calvary. The image of the Nazarene wears a red robe without embroidery, carries a cross without carvings and a crown of thorns brought from the Holy Land.

WHEN:
FRI-APR 19, 3am

WHERE:
Procession leaves Templo de La Merced and marches trough Antigua’s main streets. (Check map below)

Good Friday La Merced Penance ProcessionMore Information:
facebook.com/pg/LaMercedAntigua