Palm Sunday La Merced Procession
photo by Nelo Mijangos

PALM SUNDAY La Merced Procession

When:
April 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm
2017-04-09T11:00:00-06:00
2017-04-09T23:45:00-06:00
Where:
La Antigua
Main Streets
check map event
Cost:
Free

Palm Sunday, Procession of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced

Palm Sunday, La Merced Procession
photo by Nelo Mijangos

The image of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced dates back to the middle of the seventeenth century, and belonged to the now abandoned Hermitage of San Jerónimo. This image was consecrated on April 4th, 1971 by the Archbishop of Guatemala.

One of Antigua’s most cherished processions, Jesus Nazareno de La Merced  marches through town in two occasions: First, Each Palm Sunday, and the procession is called La Reseña; and every Good Friday, Penance Procession.

The Procession of La Reseña is characterized by the anda’s biblical themed adornment, the embroideries in the tunic that Jesus wears , and the use of a carved and golden Cross on his shoulder.

Palm Sunday, La Merced Procession
photo by Nelo Mijangos

The image of Virgin Mary accompanies her Son in procession.

WHEN:
SUN-APR 9
– 11:00 a.m.

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

 

Palm Sunday, La Merced Procession

More Information:
facebook.com/pg/LaMercedAntigua

Interactive Procession Route Maps CLICK HERE and look for the map you need.