Royal Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher

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Fifth Anguish

Holy Sepulcher Chapel, Lope de Vega, Valentin Calderon, Main Street, Becerro de Bengoa, St. Lazaro Square, Burgos, Joaquin Costa, Salt Square, Main Square, St. Francisco Square, Ignacio Martínez de Azcoitia, Lope de Vega, Holy Sepulcher Chapel.

[00:00] Start. Chapel of the Holy Sepulcher. [01:05] Encounter with the Cross. Conventual Church of Saint Claire. [01:30] Prayer and Promise. St Francisco Square. [02:00] Entry. Chapel of the Holy Sepulcher.

Attention places
[00:20] Main Square (Villandrando). [01:15] Colon (Council Palace).[01:45] Ignacio Martinez de Azcoitia.

In the first moments of Holy Thursday, and among the most absolute silence, it stars the procession, which has a strong Franciscan character, the first origin of the today Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher, through different symbols and acts. The first, the meeting of the Mother with the Cross on the facade of the Convent of Saint Claire; the second, the promise in front of the Virgin, in its invocation of the Fifth Anguish, in St Francisco Square.


After Holy Wednesday, in the first hours of Holy Thursday, the first of the processions of the so-called Thursday of Fraternal Love takes place: the PROCESSION OF THE FIFTH ANGUISH. It is possibly one of the most emotional processions in which the cold of the night accompanies the brothers who silently accompany the image of the Fifth Anguish. A silence that is disturbed by the touch of the drum, which breaks at night and marks the rhythm of the procession.

It is a procession that seeks the intimacy of the penitent with the pain of the Mother of Jesus. With a marked Franciscan symbolism, the first origin of the today Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher, through different symbols such as the encounter of the Mother with the Cross on the cover of the Poor Clares Sisters and the act of Saint Francisco Square where the pain of the Virgin before the death of the Son (Fifth Anguish of the Virgin and hence its name). After a brief prayer, the brothers swear their intentions for the Sacred Triduum that begins at those same moments. A small choir of sisters and brothers is incorporated who, under the Gregorian canon, remember passages of the life of the Mother of the Crucified.


Fifth Anguish