SEMANA SANTA EN ESPAÑA, HOLY WEEK IN SPAIN EN HONOR A LOS DOLORES DE LA SANTISIMA VIRGEN MARIA

 ( In Honor of the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
¡Oh, Virgen santísima y afligida! Reina de mártires! Tú, que te mantuviste inmóvil debajo de la Cruz, siendo testigo de la agonía de tu Hijo que expira, a través de los sufrimientos incesantes de tu vida de tristeza y de la bienaventuranza que ahora te compensa con creces por tus pruebas pasadas, mira hacia abajo con ternura y ten piedad de mí, que se arrodillan ante ti para venerar tus dolores, y colocas mis peticiones, con confianza filial, en el santuario de tu corazón herido; Preséntelos, le ruego, en mi nombre, a Jesucristo, a través de los méritos de su propia muerte y pasión más sagradas, junto con sus sufrimientos al pie de la cruz, y mediante la eficacia unida de ambos obtener la concesión de mi presente petición. ¿A quién recurriré en mis deseos y miserias si no a ti, oh Madre de misericordia, que, habiendo bebido tan profundamente del cáliz de tu Hijo, puedes compadecer los infortunios de aquellos que aún suspiran en la tierra del exilio? Ofrézcame a mi Salvador una gota de la Sangre que fluyó de Sus sagradas venas, una de las lágrimas que gotearon de Sus ojos divinos, uno de los suspiros que rasgó Su adorable Corazón. Oh refugio del universo y esperanza del mundo entero, no rechaces mi oración humilde, sino obtén la concesión de mi petición.
In Honor of the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
O most holy and afflicted Virgin! Queen of Martyrs! thou who didst stand motionless beneath the Cross, witnessing the agony of thy expiring Son--through the unceasing sufferings of thy life of sorrow, and the bliss which now more than amply repays thee for thy past trials, look down with a mother's tenderness and pity on me, who kneel before thee to venerate thy dolors, and place my requests, with filial confidence, in the sanctuary of thy wounded heart; present them, I beseech thee, on my behalf, to Jesus Christ, through the merits of His own most sacred death and passion, together with thy sufferings at the foot of the cross, and through the united efficacy of both obtain the grant of my present petition. To whom shall I resort in my wants and miseries if not to thee, O Mother of Mercy, who, having so deeply drunk of the chalice of thy Son, canst compassionate the woes of those who still sigh in the land of exile? Offer for me to my Savior one drop of the Blood which flowed from His sacred veins, one of the tears which trickled from His divine eyes, one of the sighs which rent His adorable Heart. O refuge of the universe and hope of the whole world, do not reject my humble prayer, but graciously obtain the grant of my petition.
HOLY WEEK IN SPAIN
Holy Week in Spain is the annual tribute of the Passion of Jesus Christ celebrated by Catholic religious brotherhoods and fraternities that perform penance processions on the streets of almost every Spanish city and town during the last week of Lent, the week immediately before Easter.
Spain is known especially for its Holy Week traditions or Semana Santa. The celebration of Holy Week regarding popular piety relies almost exclusively on the processions of the brotherhoods or fraternities. These associations have their origins in the Middle Age, but a number of them were created during the Baroque Period, inspired by the Counterreformation and also during the 20th and 21st centuries. The membership is usually open to any Catholic person and family tradition is an important element to become a member or "brother" (hermano).
Some major differences between Spanish regions are noticeable in this event: Holy Week sees its most glamorous celebrations in the region of Andalusia, particularly in Granada, Málaga and Seville, while those of Castile and Leon see the more sombre and solemn processions, typified by Semana Santa at Zamora and Valladolid. This is a religious holiday.
A common feature in Spain is the almost general usage of the nazareno or penitential robe for some of the participants in the processions. This garment consists of a tunic, a hood with conical tip (capirote) used to conceal the face of the wearer, and sometimes a cloak. The exact colors and forms of these robes depend on the particular procession. The robes were widely used in the medieval period for penitents, who could demonstrate their penance while still masking their identity. These nazarenos carry processional candles or rough-hewn wooden crosses, may walk the city streets barefoot, and, in some places may carry shackles and chains on their feet as penance. In some areas, sections of the participants wear dress freely inspired by the uniforms of the Roman Legion.[1]
The other common feature is that every brotherhood carries magnificent "Pasos" or floats with sculptures that depict different scenes from the gospels related to the Passion of Christ or the Sorrows of Virgin Mary. Many of these floats are art pieces created by Spanish artists such as Gregorio Fernandez, Juan de Mesa, Martínez Montañés or Mariano Benlliure. Brotherhoods have owned and preserved these "pasos" for centuries in some cases. Usually, the "pasos" are accompanied by Marching bands performing "Marchas procesionales" a specific type of compositions, devoted to the images and fraternities.
SEMANA SANTA EN ESPAÑA, HOLY WEEK IN SPAIN EN HONOR A LOS DOLORES DE LA SANTISIMA VIRGEN MARIA SEMANA SANTA EN ESPAÑA, HOLY WEEK IN SPAIN  EN HONOR A LOS DOLORES DE LA SANTISIMA VIRGEN MARIA Reviewed by Francisco Nascimento on 07:27 Rating: 5

Nenhum comentário:

Tecnologia do Blogger.