Royal Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher

Good Friday | 20.00 h.

Holy Entombment

Walk
Cathedral, Inmaculada Square, St. Pedro, Árbol del Paraíso, Cordon Square, St. Marcos, Gil de Fuentes, Isabel the Catholic Square, Cestilla, Don Sancho, Colon, St. Bernardo, Main Street, Ignacio Martinez de Azcoitia, Lope de Vega, Holy Sepulcher.

Acts
[20:00] Start. S. I. Cathedral.
[22:30] Farewell. Chapel of the Holy Sepulcher.

Attention places
[20:10] Saint Pedro Street.
[20:25] La Cestilla.
[20:45] Council Palace.
[21:25] Acess to Main Street.
[22:00] Villandrando.
[22.15] Holy Sepulcher.

After the Descent sermon, the retinue moves the now reclusive Christ, over the only sound of the bell that precedes them, to the interior of the Cathedral. This is the beginning of the procession of the Holy Burial, starting from Immaculate Square, as a funeral procession, ends in the vicinity of the Chapel of the Holy Sepulcher, where, after some Bishop words regarding the grave liturgical moment that commemorates the procession, the symbolic farewell takes place between the Holy Sepulcher and the Virgin of the Pain.

ESSENCE

Already in the rules of the Brotherhood of the Fifth Anguish and San Francisco of 1585, which is the current Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher, we are asked to celebrate processions at Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday. This is reflected about Good Friday: "Item we ordered that this same Friday of the Cross and Passion of Our Redeemer and Lord and following him, according to our frailty, because this time spent so many torments and walked so many painful steps for our health and redemption, that Good Friday in the night all of us, confessed and with the devotion that is possible, we join in our palace, with our tunics of angeo, so the brothers of discipline as those of light, and apostles with the rigging of dawns and headbands and hair, and that they will take Our Lord St Francisco with their brown robes, and those of light with their axes and other necessary things to follow our devotion and cross in the procession. And there we secretly undress the brothers alone, and put on our tunics and gear. And having heard the divine word or sermon that they did to us, let us leave with good order, according to the mayors and officers they send it to us. And taking the badges for their concert, following our banner and Cross of Jesus Christ, we go out in procession from inside the monastery of Our Lord St Francisco disciplining us. And with the Cross in front, two children with their albas and lighted candles, and others with their candles burning in their candlesticks, so that there is no lack of light. And the children say loudly: In remembrance of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. And we disciplining those who are disciplined and those of light in their tracts shining with their axes. And the rest of the apostles accompanying their badge and mayors put them in order with the other officers and have account with those who are missing to be punished in every two pounds of wax if it does not give legitimate cause. And make ties to where you see the lack of confreres and brothers of discipline or light or missing apostles, because this act and work of discipline is the main one we profess in this Holy Brotherhood of the Fifth Anguish and patron St Francisco . And the brother who in that procession will revolve or renere will be discovered and punished in four pounds of wax and the stations and churches that we have to walk with our procession is the following. First leaving our patron St Francisco we will go to the monastery of St Pablo. And then to the Palace of the Cross, and then to St Marina, and then to the Main Church. And then down the square go to the Name of Jesus, and from there go out to the four Cantons, and through the Main Square to the Trompadero, and to St Miguel. And then go down the street of Quarter Medina and exit through the door outside the city. And enter through the door of the Market, and through the Hosiery up to go to Our Mother of Street, and from there to St. Lazaro and then to St. Claire. And from there to come to the four Cantons and come up the Main Square, and enter through the Mercy and through the main door of the church of St. Francisco. And if there is no storm that prevents it, that in such a case it does not stop going out, and if there is such a great storm that the said procession can not go out, let the town council set the day and time that it wants to leave". Since then, the Brotherhood has been commemorating the Holy Burial of Christ on the evening of Good Friday, adding to the imagery sequence of the procession the iconographic moments related to death and conduction to the sepulcher of Christ, inviting the sister brotherhoods to Contribute your steps to complete the story. Precisely in this desire to relate the main moments of the Passion, there were many attempts to magnify the procession of Good Friday at night, and even to unify all the processions of the Holy Week of Palencia in a single, in this strip temporary. In 2001, the General Procession of the Passion and Holy Burial was approved. Organized by the Brotherhood of Penitential Brotherhoods, it would coexist and succeed the procession of the Holy Burial, leaving it only reserved for its organizing Brotherhood. In 2005, both processions would merge, with the organization of the resulting procession passing to the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher, who traditionally held the ownership of the evening fringe of Good Friday. Finally, in 2011 it was decided to end the procession of the Passion and Holy Burial, recovering the procession of the Holy Burial in its traditional configuration. Precisely in this desire to relate the main moments of the Passion, there were many attempts to magnify the procession of Good Friday at night, and even to unify all the processions of the Holy Week of Palencia in a single, in this strip temporary. In 2001, the General Procession of the Passion and Holy Burial was approved. Organized by the Guild of Penitential Brotherhoods, it would coexist and succeed the procession of the Holy Burial, leaving it only reserved for its organizing Brotherhood. In 2005, both processions would merge, with the organization of the resulting procession passing to the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher, who traditionally held the ownership of the evening fringe of Good Friday. Finally, in 2011 it was decided to end the procession of the Passion and Holy Burial, recovering the procession of the Holy Burial in its traditional configuration prior to 2001 and, therefore, decreasing the number of paces involved. * From Book of Rules of the Brotherhood of St. Francisco, 1585. Chapter XL.

After the Function of the Descent, the entourage of the Holy Burial stars from the door of the Bishop of the Holy Cathedral of Palencia. At first, we can see a catechesis in the street showing the moments of Jesus in the Cross, since he talks for the last time with his Father giving us forgiveness to all men until the moment when his Body is delivered into the arms of the Mother to be taken to the Sepulcher leaving her alone. In the second instance, the retinue of the Sepulcher, led by the brothers themselves who have participated in the Function (as a symbol of strict unity of the two acts) and the Flag of the Five Wounds (for each of those that Jesus suffered on the Cross); following them the brothers of the different groups of all the brotherhoods of Palencia with the Holy Sepulcher that, by turns, they are carrying on shoulders by the streets of the city. Finally, the Mother of Pain, with her seven knives nailed in the heart symbolizing the seven anguish of the Virgin and, especially, the one (5th) related to the death of the Son.

Imaginery

Holy Pardon Christ

Holy Mercy Christ

Calvary

Our Father Jesus Crucified

Jesus Descent

Holy Piety Virgin

Our Mother of Loneliness

Holy Sepulcher

Painful Virgin | Seven knifes Virgin