Royal Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher
Good Friday | 19.30 h.
Function of the Descent
In 2003, the confraternity of the Holy Sepulcher regained the function of the Descent, which was held at some time in its life, certainly in the seventeenth century. The recovery is similar to the one in that century. It has been limited to the image of Christ, but the essence is the same, to represent before the public in Inmaculada Square how this ceremony, which had been source of exceptional works for painting and sculpture, could be developed. The image of Jesus is in the new function the so-called "Christ of the disengagement", by Miguel Angel Rojo, which has been articulated to facilitate the movements of the descent. Candle shifts, brotherhoods of the Holy Sepulcher dressed in a monastic habit, their departure from the cloister of the Cathedral and the Descent Lecture constitute some of the elements that make up this act, which has been consolidated in a few years and it is followed more and more by faithful, curious and tourists. It has a script marked by the brother who read the lecture, the unlock is developed, which ends with the Christ lying on a small platform that is kept into the cathedral. In those moments the procession of the Passion and Holy Burial begins, in which Christ dead is already another manifestation of the artistic imagery: the "Holy Sepulcher", work of Ramon Nuñez in 1927.