HERMANDAD DE LA MACARENA
SEVILLE HOLY WEEK 2017 PREPARATIONS (3)
Founded in 1595 by at the now inexistent Convent of St. Basil, the Confraternity or Hermandad de Macarena makes its penitential procession on Good Friday dawn every year.
Among the processional floats of the confraternity are Cristo de la Sentencia (Christ being sentenced to death sculpted by Felipe Morales in 1654), and the most venerated Marian image in Seville, La Virgen de Esperanza Macarena (Our Lady of Hope, Macarena, of anonymous scupltor of the 18th c.)
The confraternity has 13,400 members making it the most numerous in the city. Around 3050 Nazarenes participate during the Good Friday dawn procession.
The Basilica de la Macarena is found within the vicinity of the Barrio of Macarena from which the confraternity derives its short name. Its official name is Real, Ilustre y Fervorosa Hermandad y Cofradía de Nazarenos de Nuestra Señora del Santo Rosario, Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Sentencia y María Santísima de la Esperanza Macarena.
The pictures show the images in their altars taken on April 1, the images in their floats (Our Lady taken on April 2), and the floats without their images with some details. The processional float of Our Lady will be adorned with flowers next week and candles to be ready for procession on Good Friday.
SEE AS WELL:
SEVILLE HOLY WEEK 2017 PREPARATIONS (2): HERMANDAD DEL MUSEO in http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-2cs
SEVILLE 2017 PREPARATIONS FOR HOLY WEEK (1) in http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-2cj
DO CATHOLICS WORSHIP IDOLS/STATUES? ABSOLUTELY NOT! HERE’S WHY. MUST READ FOR ALL CATHOLICS! in http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-W4
ORIGINAL PHOTO CREDIT: PHOTOS MINE, EXCEPT for 2 pics of “La Virgen de Macarena” on the processional float (courtesy David Salvosa) and “Cristo de la Sentencia (on the processional float).
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