Royal Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher
Palm Sunday | 12.00 h.
Jesus entrance in Jerusalem
Cathedral, Inmaculada Square, Jorge Manrique, Gil de Fuentes, Isabel the Catholic Square, Cestilla, Mr. Sancho, Burgos, St. Lázaro Square, Conde Vallellano, Empedrada, St. Bernardo, Main Street, Ignacio Martínez de Azcoitia, Lope de Vega, Holy Sepulcher Chapel.
[12:00] Departure. Cathedral.
[14:15] Farewell. Saint Sepulchre Chapel
[12:25] Four Cantons. [12:40] Burgos Street [13:05] St. Bernardo Street. [14:00] Holy Sepulcher Chapel.
At the same time that the mass ends, the representations of the different brotherhoods of the city begin to concentrate in Inmaculada Square, fundamentally nourished by the younger brothers, who are the authentic protagonists of the day. When the clock in the tower is twelve o'clock noon, the doors of the Cathedral are opened wide so that Jesus comes out over the Ass to bless all those present , at the sound of the band. It is the moment in which the procession starts, which runs through the main streets of the Historic Quarter of the city. Following the "Borriquilla" (little ass) a group of children from the different brotherhoods makes improvised and successful accompaniment to the passage, that is one of the most loved and endearing of Palencia.
In Jerusalem, in the fourth century, on the Sunday before Easter a liturgy was celebrated that lasted all day and inaugurated what was known as the "Big Week". After the mass, which was celebrated as usual, the bishop and all the people went to the church located on the Mount of Olives, where the gospel of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem was proclaimed. Then a procession went down to the Basilica of the Resurrection, where, although it was already late, the evening office, called "light shaft", was celebrated. At the end of this act, the archdeacon announced that every day of the week the assembly would meet early in the afternoon, at three o'clock, in the main church built on Golgotha.